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  • water

    56 69.14%
  • bread

    4 4.94%
  • soda cracker

    3 3.70%
  • beer

    3 3.70%
  • nothing

    8 9.88%
  • Other

    7 8.64%
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  1. #1
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    Palate Cleanser: Poll

    If you're sitting down to a serious side by side comparison, what do you do or what do you use to cleanse your palate? If it's "Other" we'd all like to hear about it!





    Dave

  2. #2
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    unsalted "saltines", which really arent soda crackers, per se, so I decided to say "other". . .


    TomC

  3. #3
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    Unsalted "saltines"? Isn't that sort of like grain neutral spirits?

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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    kinda, its like the "wonderbread" of crackers, about the only thing they are good for is removing taste.

  5. #5
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    I picked "water", but specifically I drink plain Perrier. I find the carbonation helps to completely remove the taste of the previous drink. I know, it has some mineral content to it, but it doesn't seem to detract from the taste of the whiskey IMHO.

    Merci

  6. #6
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    For whiskey tastings & side-by-sides it's always water for me. At wineries I use the little soup-cracker-nugget thingies they always seem to have around.


  7. #7
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    Matzah

  8. #8
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    At wineries I use the little soup-cracker-nugget thingies they always seem to have around.
    My wife corrected me on this for being uncouth. They're appropriately called "oyster crackers".

  9. #9
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    Dark chocolate works great, the darker the better. I keep a brick of 100% chocolate around and saw off a few bits when doing a lot of tasting. Resets your palate right back to zero. Corn whiskey (like HH's Mellow Corn works OK too)
    Mike

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  10. #10
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    Re: Palate Cleanser: Poll

    What a pity that no one voted for beer. That would´ve been interesting!
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

 

 

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