Whiskey Descriptor of the Day: Champagne Grapes.
For the record, there are three types of grapes used to make Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.
Aroma is an association with previous experience, and it is inherently your own. If you smell your mother’s perfume in a whiskey, no one can tell you you’re wrong. But it’s also a useless description for those who haven’t smelled your mother — which we’re guessing is most people.
Not that we’re against creative taste descriptors. We’re thinking of starting a Taste Descriptor Hall of Fame. But it’s more useful to focus on a set of common aromas everyone understands.
That’s what we teach you to do.
Please sniff responsibly.