Tasticons

The taste of whisky and whiskey can be divided in many different ways. Whisky.com took an approach and divided the different flavours and nuances into five big categories. In each category you have different individual tastes visualized by Tasticons. You can use the Tasticons to describe whiskies in our whisky database.

Tasticons in the Database

1. Fruits

:fruit:

:fruit:Fruit: General fruitiness

:Dried Fruit:

Dried Fruit: General fruitiness of dried fruit:Dried Fruit:

:Berries:

Berries: Berries and grapes:Berries:

:Tropical Fruit:

Tropical Fruit: General tropical fruitiness:Tropical Fruit:

:Sherry:

Sherry: General taste of Sherries and fortified wines:Sherry:

:lemon:

Lemon: Yellow lemon fruit:lemon:

:Orange:

:orange:Orange: Taste of oranges and clementines

:Lime:

Lime: Green lime fruit:Lime:

:Grapefruit:

:Grapefruit:Grapefruit: Bitter as well as sweet grapefruit

:grape:

:Grape:Grapes: Green as well as red grapes

:Blackberry:

:Blackberries:Blackberries: Blackberries

:apple:

Apple: Taste of sweet apples:apple:

:Green Apple:

Green Apple: Taste of sour apples:green apple

:pear:

Pear: Pears:pear:

:Cherry:

Cherry: Cherries:cherry:

:Plum:

Plum: Ripe plums:Plums:

:coconut:

Coconut: White flesh of coconuts:coconut:

:Peach:

Peach: Sweet and fruity peaches:Peach:

:kiwi:

kiwiKiwi: Kiwi

:pineapple:

Pineapple:Tropical pineapples:pineapple:

:Banana:

Banana: Bananas:banana:

:melon:

Melon: Sweet and fruity melons:melon:

:Raisin:

Raisin: Dried grapes:Raisin:

:Dates:

Date: Sweet and glazed dates:dates:

:Fig:

:fig:Fig: Dried figs

2. Sweet

:vanilla:

Vanilla: Sweet vanilla:vanilla:

:caramel:

Caramel: Creamy sweet caramelcaramel

:sugar:

Sweetness: General sweetness :sugar:

:Chocolate:

Chocolate: Milk chocolate:chocolate:

:Dark Chocolate:

:Dark Chocolate:Dark Chocolate: Bitter sweet chocolate (70%+)

:Floral:

Floral: Sweet and delicate flowers:floral

:Heather:

Heather: More herbal than flowers:heather:

:honey:

Honey: Sweet and creamy honey:honey:

3. Grains and Nuts

:malt:

Malt: Germinated barley:malt:

:barley:

Barley: Grain of barley:barley:

:Wheat:

:Wheat:Wheat: Grain of wheat

:Nuts:

Nuts: General nuttiness:Nuts:

:hazelnut:

Hazelnut: Hazelnuts:hazelnut:

:Almond:

Almond: Bitter and sweet almonds:Almond:

:Grass:

Grass: Fresh cut grass:grass:

:Hay:

Hay: Dried grass:hay

:Oil:

Oil: Taste and mouthfeel of vegetable oil:oil

4. Dark Flavours

:Oak:

:oak:Oak: Woody oak

:Leather:

Leather: As in jackets and armchairs:leather:

:Spices:

Spices: General taste of spices:Spices:

:Pepper:

Pe:pepper:pper: Fresh ground pepper

:Chilli:

Chilli: Hot chilli:Chilli:

:cinnamon:

Cinnamon: Cinnamon bark:cinnamon:

:cloves:

:cloves:Cloves: Dried cloves

:Ginger:

:ginger:Ginger: Sharp ginger

:Nutmeg:

:Nutmeg:Nutmeg: Spicy nutmeg nuts

:Coffee:

Coffee: Espresso and cappuccino bitterness:Coffee:

:Tobacco:

:Tobacco:Tobacco: Dried tobacco

:Ham:

Ham: Air dried and smoked ham :Tobacco:

:Cheese:

:Cheese:Cheese: creamy cheese

5. Salt and Smoke

:smoke:

:smoke:Peat smoke: General smokiness

:Salt:

Salt: Salt:Salt:

:Iodine:

Iodine: From the sea and antiseptic:Iodine:

:Medicinal Smoke:

:Medicinal Smoke:Medicinal Smoke: Phenolic and antiseptic

:bonfire:

:bonfire:Bonfire: Smokiness from open fire

:Tang:

:Tang:Tang: Seaweed and tang

:Alcohol:

:Alcohol:Alcohol: Pungent alcohol