I'm new here. Have not done a lot of taste testing. Normally drink Jack with a couple of ice cubes. Tried a few different brands over the last couple of months and didn't like them much. But I think I'm not letting go of what jack tastes like. I may have not liked them because they were different. I also discovered that I had bad ice. I tried Knob Hill and thought it tasted green. Don't know if that is an official term but that was the first word that came to mind after first tasting it. Then I read a thing on making ice from bottled water. I bought an ice cube tray and tried it. WOW what a huge change in the taste of whiskey without all the stuff in unfiltered tap water. I now have a filter on my ice maker because I don't want to go back to making ice in trays. Anyway the green taste went away in the Knob Hill with the new ice. Now I have to go back and retry several bottles of whiskey because with my short term memory issues I don't remember if I tried them with clean ice. So now comes my question. How do you taste a whiskey? What kind of glass? Do you swirl and sniff it, take a tiny sip, swish around, swallow, and suck air? Use ice? Or just throw down a shot and see what happens.
A comment: I have noticed a lot of people use a picture of a dog. That is cool. I think I will put up a pic of my black dog named Jack.
Looking forward to reading your technique.