Manhattan – A traditional combination of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
Old-Fashioned – Made with bitters, sugar, an orange slice, and an optional splash of soda.
Whiskey Sour – Containing whiskey lemon juice, sugar, and an optional dash of egg white.
Sazerac – A spicy rye whiskey with sugar, bitters, and absinthe.
Boulevardier – Stimulating mix of bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
Hot Toddy – Honey, whiskey, lemon, and ginger.
Nose – Smelling the whiskey before taking a sip to get different aromas and flavors.
Kentucky Chew – A term for taking a sip after gathering the nose and swishing the liquid around 2-3 times before swallowing.
Notes – Refers to a taster’s thoughts about the aroma, taste identification, acidity, structure, texture, and balance.
Hints – Flavor profiles that add to the tasting notes.
Nose – The aroma of the whiskey
Neat – A drink that is served with no ice and no mixers. It is a straight pour of liquor to glass typically at room temperature. Whiskey is most commonly drank neat.
Up – A drink that is typically chilled with ice. It can be either shaken or stirred
On The Rocks – Refers to a drink poured over ice cubes.