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Hey guys, i'm an ex Jack Daniels drinker that by accident tried a few months ago Lagavulin 16 and found the light! I'm watching the videos of Horst and trying to discover the various aromas within the Lagavulin and Ardbeg and i see that some days i can find a few and some other days nothing! Another thing that i found out when i tried laphroaig 10 side by side with the Ardbeg 10 is that i could smell a lot more aromas in the Ardbeg after smelling for long time the laphroaig. What's happening? Why is that? And is there any way that i could improve my smelling/tasting abilities or it comes by time only?
Welcome Jack,The 'Nose' does take time and expose to other types of whisky to develop, the sense of smell is a complex one, and the more you use it, the more you will get from it, so, in order to improve your 'nosing' ability, I would recommend a study of different Scotch whisky, from different distilleries, you don't have to drink to excess, a single dram a night, or attend an organised tasting where you may get to sample 4 or 5 drams in an evening, each exposure will enhance your knowledge and your ability... But I must caution you, it is said it can take 5 years to develop your nose fully, and even then it needs to be kept in training.
Thank's a lot for the answer, i thought that the best would be to expose my nose only to the specific types that i like more, the smoky ones for example, so this info is good! Another problem is the i work in a landfill, so my nose is exposed to lots of bad smells during the day! Probably it will take 10 years to me to develop my sense of smell
Lol, no, any smells you encounter are good, they heighten the nose and allow our senses to develop, just make sure you give it a rest before starting on the whisky after work Don't want to pollute the nose with any foreign smells
Thank's a lot for the replies Suzanne!
You are most welcome Jack
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