030 – Robert Mohr & Tom Johnson, Aroma Academy Sensory Training for Bourbon

Robert Mohr & Tom Johnson of Aroma Academy (@AromaAcademyUS) join the podcast to talk about the science behind using olfactory senses to know more about your bourbon and the key aromas.

  1. How do you store your extensive bourbon collection? Is it like storing wine?
  2. Give us a quick intro about how you are and how you got into bourbon
  3. The tagline is “a sensory training for DRINKS PROFESSIONALS” so talk about what is Aroma Academy
  4. Are the smells common between everyone or does everyone smell something different?
  5. What are some of the key aromas we get from bourbon?
  6. Has there ever been a bourbon, scotch or wine that you’ve nosed and you said, “I’m not even going to drink that”
  7. Talk about your blog post on creating a Pappy Van Winkle nosing sample
  8. Have you found two particular brands of bourbon that are two polar opposites of one another?
  9. If someone purchases a kit, is there a 24-hour turnaround time or how long does it take to better develop your olfactory senses?
  10. Do aromas change based on density levels depending on the type of glass its in?
  11. Talk about letting the alcohol dissipate after pouring it in a glass before nosing and tasting
  12. Special 20% discount for Bourbon Pursuit listeners on the 24 Aroma Kit – When checking out, just use the coupon code “Pursuit”.

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