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Megawatt
08-19-2008, 18:01
Are there any standards when it comes to rating a whisky's finish? Is there any real way to differentiate between "medium-long" and "long"? I mean, how can one say what is "short" and what is "long" if there is no point of reference, other than other whiskies? Sometimes when reading reviews by professional whisky writers, one will call a finish "rather short", while the next guy says "nice and long". Is it all strictly a matter of opinion?

smokinjoe
08-19-2008, 18:14
I have found that my definition of "long", doesn't necessarily agree with what others may think. ;)

JOE

TNbourbon
08-19-2008, 19:16
...Is it all strictly a matter of opinion?
Yes. That about explains it. Though, some opinions carry more weight than others.

ACDetroit
08-19-2008, 19:29
I have found that my definition of "long", doesn't necessarily agree with what others may think. ;)

JOE

Good Call Joe, Michelle tells me the same thing :lol: :smiley_acbt: :hot:! (JK) couldn't resist!

Tony

SBOmarc
08-19-2008, 19:30
Good Call Joe, Michelle tells me the same thing :lol: :smiley_acbt: :hot:! (JK) couldn't resist!

Tony

I was waiting for it, somehow I knew it would be you Tony!

ACDetroit
08-19-2008, 19:35
I was dressed at the Sampler!...Right? :skep:. I thought id would have been Dane but I just couldn't let that lob of a pitch sit out there :grin:!

Tony

smokinjoe
08-19-2008, 20:34
:lol: My attempt at subtlety is lost on you louts! :D

:toast:

JOE

OscarV
08-23-2008, 09:44
This reminds me of an old joke that Roseanne used to do in her stand up act before she did that TV show.

You can tell that maps were designed by a man,....
..... oh sure, one inch equals a mile.

boss302
08-25-2008, 01:37
I think a lot of it has to do with the taster's previous experiences. I know that when I am tasting a whisky for the first time, I am comparing it against other whiskies of similar type. And, given my previous experiences, I judge the length of the finish accordingly.