Whenever I pour a glass of a new whisky, I give my wife Carly the first taste. She’s had a sip of every whisky I’ve sampled at home, even though she isn’t a fan. In general, her reaction ranges from a puckered face to an indifferent “eh.” She’s liked two whiskies she’s tasted, and they couldn’t be farther apart in flavor – Four Roses Yellow Label and Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye. However, the key word there is “liked”. Once, and only once, did the word “love” come out, and that was after tasting Glenfarclas 17-year-old single malt.