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    Bourbon after Rye

    Hi everyone.

    Have recently been really getting into Rye whisky - especially Sazerac 18 and Pappy Van Winkle 13, but have noticed Bourbon's that I really love taste funny afterwards:

    Too corny and oily - its almost as if I can no longer taste their rye content afterwards.

    This effect lasts about an hour.

    Has anyone else noticed this ?

    Cheers, Bamber

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    Re: Bourbon after Rye

    If you are drinking a spicier whiskey then go to a lighter, it can definitely affect your tastes. Same thing with wines. You go from light to heavy in order to blend your tasting experience a bit better. Maybe try rinsing your mouth with seltzer water if you just can't wait to get back to the bourbon after the rye. See if that helps. I do that sometimes when I've got a big tasting day.

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    Re: Bourbon after Rye

    Thanks for the advice.

    The thing is though, this was *really* pronounced - and it only seemed to effect Bourbon. Scotch seemed unaffected.

    Anyway cheers,

    Bamber.

 

 

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