Guzzling a specific spirit on the regular does not a connoisseur make. If you're looking to claim the title of expert with confidence, take a minute to put down your glass and consider what it is you're drinking. And, while you're at it, completely disregard everything you've heard. Especially it involves a rhyme you learned in high school. No woman in the history of the universe has ever been impressed by a mnemonic device.

With the aim of aiding you in your humble quest to become a scholar of spirits, we've rounded up a team of experts in their respective fields, from whisky to wine, and everything in between. Trade in your hear-say for knowledge and know-how, now.

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