Tasting whisky is a personal journey.
Some drammers can smell wet school blazers drying on a radiator, and taste sugared almonds followed by spicy kippers smoking over a fire.
Others can identify elements like earthiness, sweet nuttiness and strong, salty smoke.
Others are content to enjoy the flavours and sensations without identifying them.
There is no right or wrong way to enjoy a dram, there is only your way.