We had a chance to read Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker. Fred Minnick, award-winning whiskey writer, wrote an interactive tasting story that helps us select barrel-aged bourbons based on our preferences in flavor.
Bourbon Curious groups bourbon into four main flavor profiles–grain, nutmeg, caramel, and cinnamon. While many bourbons boast all four flavor notes, one delicious sensation typically overpowers the rest. His book explains more than 50 bourbon brands’ predominate tastes and suggests cocktail recipes to complement them. The author spends some time busting bourbon’s myths, unraveling its mysteries, and exploring distiller secrets, disclosing the recipes you won’t find on a bottle’s label.