It be done for beef, or most any other meat, wine may be a little too broad and complicated, but it does work for whiskey—we are referring to the quick reference chart, a cheat sheet that, when done well, can make you, if not an instant expert, at least well able to hold your own when comes time to choose. Malts.com’s The Single Malt Whiskey Flavour Map is the perfect case in point, making knowledgeable single malt selections…simple. The chart is divided into four sectors by two bisecting flavour axes, light to rich, and smoky to delicate. Just pick a box. Looking for an ultimate rich-yet-delicate single malt experience? A Glenlivet 18-year-old should do the trick, or for something slightly lighter, a Bunnahabhain 12-year-old may be more to your liking. It’s that easy!