Don't Forget to Chew!
A lot of us out there have forgotten some of the things we learned in kindergarten.
Have you ever popped a couple of green Skittles (my favorite) or unwrapped a Starburst banana and swallowed that joker whole? Uh, NO.
Last week, we talked about how chilling whiskey can freeze the fatty acids that give bourbon it's flavor. If I do drink a whiskey with an ice ball, or with some other chilling alteration, I'm going to let that spirit sit on my palate for a few seconds, to let it warm up, to chew it, to let it coat my mouth. To TASTE IT, and enjoy it!
The same reason that you don't swallow a Jolly Rancher whole, or a Skittle, or a Starburst is that you want to savor it. (And not choke yourself, but I digress), Don't swallow so quickly, even if it IS a shot.
This isn't kool-aid.
This isn't iced tea.
This isn't water!
Let the spirit do what it do, and let it warm up in your mouth!
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