How to Drink Scotch Better
By Amber 0
Bourbon is big right now in the U.S. Even when it wasn’t, a lot of American men tended to drink barrels of bourbon before making their way into the higher prices and complex characteristics of Scotch.
How does single-malt Scotch compare to American bourbon?
“Bourbon whiskies provide a sweeter American Oak style, including major characters of vanilla and citrus fruits,” Savage says.
“Cereal and malt notes” are the big differentiators when comparing Scotch to bourbon, he says.
It’s tough to explain what these grains taste like in the glass. (Learning to truly appreciate Scotch is the work of a lifetime.) But the hallmark flavors may best be described as smoky, woody, earthy, and leathery.