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Whisky Rainbow

posted Nov 24, 2017, 8:24 AM by Whisky Belles   [ updated May 28, 2018, 8:10 AM ]
Sample Whisky Rainbow

One of the Belles recently attended a tasting and the following whisky rainbow was used as a tongue in cheek description of whisky colors for men.

It's a cute and catchy visual resources that did what it was supposed to do. It made us think about how we describe colors as we examine the whisky in our glass. This becomes a sticking point for many whisky drinkers and can be taken too seriously. 


Whisky Belles Whisky Rainbow
Rather than getting caught up in determining the ‘right’ color we took a shot at developing our own whisky rainbow, referencing our own day-to-day experiences to name the colors we saw. It sounded easier than it was at first; we too, took it too seriously and began googling color palettes and such. As we looked through the pages and pages of colors it stopped becoming fun and we stopped looking. Instead we looked back at the colors in the glasses and started to draw from our own memories and what thoughts the colors evoked for us. This is what describing whisky is about. It is personal to each drinker and just because you may have a different answer than someone else it does not mean your answer is wrong. Your experiences color how you see the world and taste the world.

As you can see we found some fun color descriptors for the glasses of whisky that reflect colors in our lives and in some cases reflect experiences that provide the description of a color for us. This too is important to remember for when you are tasting whisky. Find the fun in it. Enjoy the experience and find the laughter too. We have added a blank whisky rainbow below that you too can try your hand at – go have some fun when you drink your whisky!

Blank Whisky Rainbow