But I've also been hearing and reading that it's a bad thing to put your whiskey in a decanter, precisely because it exposes the whiskey to air.
This confuses me. Is air a good thing or a bad thing? If letting a glass of whiskey breathe causes the flavors to open up, why wouldn't decanting the whiskey do the same thing? Or is it a case of "too much of a good thing"?
I also enjoy a good wine from time to time, and I know there are tools that can be used to aerate the wine - has anyone tried using similar tools for aerating whiskey?
Different whiskies will behave differently after pouring. If you pour the same whisky into two glasses (glencairns or similar nosing glasses) and sip from just one, constantly topping it up with fresh you will notice a difference between the two after some time. Occasionally, after just half an hour or so, the two pours will seem like totally different whiskies.
Prolly best not to aerate whisky.
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