What Does Tequila Taste Like When You Can't Smell?

Can you smell what I'm cooking? Did you know that 80% of what we perceive as taste is actually smell?

80%? That is crazy!

Do you want to see if it's true?

Okay, let's do it. We're going to take this tequila that has a lot of "flavor", Clase Azul. Try it first with nothing on our nose, and then we'll try it again.


All right. So let's smell it. See what you smell.

I get vanilla or butterscotch.

Yeah. Very sweet. Sugary. So now let's taste it. And you taste the same flavors. Yeah. A lot of vanilla butterscotch caramel. Now let's try it with no sense of smell.


Honestly, you can't taste hardly anything when you do it that way.

That tastes nothing. It tastes like nothing.

You just get an aftertaste of alcohol.

Yeah. Wow.

Try it at home.

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