Crieftan wrote:Curry, toothpaste, cloven hooved beasts, perfume and wet dogs.
Hey Criefty, I see Mrs C. is feeding you well this week!
But in general I agree, don't eat anything with too strong and too long-lasting a taste like garlic, hot very spicy food and similar.
With respect to kippers, this may be OK as my Gourmet evening often pair smoky fish with the more peaty drams.
ScotchPalate wrote:Do you avoid coffee? For you across the pond, Tea?
Even though we have some excellent coffee over this side of t'pond, I don't personally drink it at all.
I don't normally drink tea before a tasting, but not for any other reason that I wouldn't imagine having a tea before a whisky event, nothing to do with the taste.
Jim Murray likes black coffee before a tasting and sometimes I'll have a cup of tea (I never use sugar). I also brush my teeth with an apricot flavoured toothpaste from Tom's of Maine which is 'natural' but has the advantage of having zero after taste or affect on the palate. It's very. very mild and does the job, a quick swish with water afterwards and about 20 minutes later you're ready to go.
Glad to hear that you enjoy coffee. Likewise, there are Americans who enjoy tea (mostly ice tea), but most of us drink coffee by the truck-load. Infact, should an American be so unfortunately faced with a decision between giving up coffee or their favorite liquor, I'd wager that they'd keep their coffee .
Scotchio wrote:Tobacco, it's only when you pack in the evil weed that you realise just how much you've been missing.
It's only when I gave up smoking that I realized just how bad my cooking was - everything was massively over-seasoned and over-flavoured. Tobacco leaves your nosing ability intact, though.
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