Hi all. I am Wes from Nashville, TN. I am new here (clearly). I did have a quick question that may be hard to answer. I've always enjoyed whiskey but never really appreciated it. I've always just taken it with coke, or giner ale, but never spent a lot of time just enjoying the whiskey itself. Whats the best way to kind of get into that? I've bought some suggested Rye whiskey, Old Overholt. A friend suggested it, said it wasn't to bad for a bottle under $20 so I figured why not! I'd love to learn the nuances, and being able to tell you oh yeah I like this one because of this and this, rather than that one burns more than that one!
I'm slowly working on this rye, and while decent, I couldn't tell you what about it I like it or don't like. Can just say yes good or no bad. I also tend to drink it on ice, and prefer it after it has set in the ice for a while and cooled down and watered down a little. And I will say I just use ice from the ice maker, no special ice here. Is this entirely blasphemous?
Thanks all! Look forward to learning more.