Whisky is to be smelled. You don’t just chuck the stuff down your throat; no. Instead, get your nose stuck right into the glass, and – carefully – inhale. You’ll want to avoid snorting too deeply, or the alcohol content will partially anaesthetise your scent receptors, which is entirely counterproductive.
I’m starting to love Whisky but I’m ashamed that I have been doing it wrong. Now I learn.