flavor wheel

Regardless of whether you’re new to bourbon or have been drinking it for years, there’s one thing everyone agrees on – bourbon is full of flavor.

But sometimes it can be difficult to identify the flavors and aromas coming from your glass. To help you get better at identifying bourbon’s range of flavors and aromas, we created a version of the bourbon flavor wheel four years ago. Now we’re making it available not only for free download but also in several different bourbon tasting mat formats. You can use the bourbon flavor wheel and bourbon tasting mats for your personal tasting notes or when throwing a bourbon tasting party with friends.

You can download each version in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, and many can be customized to include your event name, date, and selection of bourbons. All are available for free download and personal use. All we ask is that you make sure that you keep Bourbon & Banter’s logo and branding on the documents when sharing them with your family and friends.

If you’re interested in commercial use, please contact us and we’ll be glad to work out an agreement so the Bourbon & Banter Bourbon Flavor Wheel can be used at your next professional tasting or within your brand materials.

Bourbon Flavor Wheel

bourbon-flavor-wheel-previewThe bourbon flavor wheel that started it all. The wheel is available in a stand-alone PDF format for everyday use. Print out a copy and place it in your tasting notebook for easy reference.

PDF  | 8 x 8 in | Download

Vertical Flavor Wheel Mat

Vertical Bourbon Flavor Wheel Tasting Mat - 3 Glasses PreviewThis vertical bourbon flavor wheel tasting mat is perfect for tastings that include three different whiskeys. Title, date and whiskey selection areas can be customized to your specific tasting.

8.5 x 11 in | Download .doc | .docx | PDF

Bourbon Tasting Menu Mat

Bourbon Flavor Wheel Tasting Menu Mat PreviewUse this bourbon menu tasting mat for a simple tasting including up to five or more of your favorite whiskeys. Title and whiskey selection areas can be customized to your specific tasting.

8.5 x 11 in | Download .doc | .docx | PDF

Four Roses Tasting Mat

Four Roses Bourbon Tasting Mat PreviewHosting a Four Roses tasting? Then this is the tasting mat for you. Includes place settings for four different Four Roses expressions and Four Roses mashbill information. Title and date can be customized to your needs.

8.5 x 14 in | Download .doc | .docx | PDF

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Make sure to check back often as we’ll be updating this page often with new versions of our bourbon flavor wheel tasting mats.