To enhance your whiskies of the world tasting set experience please prepare the below before you start.
Glassware: This should be comfortable to hold but narrow at the opening. Tumblers are too wide and allow aromas to escape. Glencairn tasting glasses are ideal!
Space: Ensure there is enough space to hold your glasses and bottles. This may sound obvious, but once you have laid out all your other tasting equipment alongside your spirits, you will be surprised how much room you will need.
Food: Never taste spirits on an empty stomach. Ideally, eat something an hour before tasting. Be sure not to eat too much. Avoid strongly flavored foods an hour before tasting as it can deaden your palate making it harder to detect taste and aroma.
Water: Use still water to add to the spirit and sparkling water to hydrate yourself and to cleanse your palate. Choose spring water over mineral water as it is pure, with fewer taste-affecting additives, natural or otherwise.
Notes: Pen to record impressions
Preparation of the above will help make this the best whiskey tasting set experience!