How to talk about whiskey flavor

Dustin Haarstad

duration9:10 mins

Lesson Details

Tasting whiskey and talking about its complex flavor profiles can be pretty daunting for a whiskey novice.

But in the hospitality industry, it’s important to know your product and get the vocabulary down pat when you’re making recommendations to customers. And thankfully, the process of training your palate to pick up all the subtle and complex flavors involves sipping a whiskey or two!

In this lesson, bartender and beverage director Dustin Haarstad and Westland’s master distiller Matt Hoffman break down the whiskey tasting process.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to master the world of whiskey with help from the experts!


Dustin Haarstad

Bartender and beverage director

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