Should You Describe Whiskey As Smooth? Bourbon Real Talk Episode 122

Should You Describe Whiskey As Smooth? Bourbon Real Talk Episode 122

Oct 15 , 2021

The most common word used to describe whiskey is smooth.  Some people find this term helpful, others are triggered into a rage by it.  What does it mean?  Should you use it? In this episode we dive into what people mean when they use the term and discuss some popular whiskeys like Jack Daniel's, George T Stagg, Blanton's , The Prideful Goat, Ironroot Harbinger, Weller 12, and Barrel Craft Spirits and how they represent the different meanings of the word "Smooth".


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0:00 Intro
1:07 What does "Smooth" mean?
2:29 Low Proof (Jack Daniel's)
3:25 Balance (George T Stagg)
3:55 Easy to drink (Blanton's)
5:01 No sharp flavors (The Prideful Goat)
6:20 Consistency in nose, palate, finish
6:40 Mouth feel (Ironroot Harbinger)
7:46 No spice (Weller 12)
8:43 Drinks below its proof (Barrel Craft Spirits)
10:25 Why is the word "Smooth" controversial
10:38 Shameless merch plug
12:12 Why is the word "Smooth" controversial Cont.
13:41 Should you use the word "Smooth"
14:04 Alternatives to the word "Smooth"
15:16 Show philosophy/Sign-off
17:36 Outtakes 


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