It's crazy how the taste changes from second to second, and depending on where it is in the mouth. The tip of the tongue only for the first half a second has definite tinges of honey before transforming. I never really pay attention to the taste of my liquor, so this is quite new to me.
That is a best way to taste fine liquor. You need to move it around your mouth. Wait till you start trying Islay scotches and taste salt, that is a real eye opener.