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Borchard
03-08-2013, 10:31
This may be a silly question, but is there a name, or designation, for a Bourbon expert?
I know that for wine it's a Sommelier.
For beer it's a Cicerone

squire
03-08-2013, 10:40
I'm not aware of a specific descriptive term in the Bourbon world but there's no reason why they couldn't be called a Spirits Sommelier.

BradleyC
03-08-2013, 12:37
Pappy-o-phile............

squire
03-08-2013, 12:48
Uh oh, corny comments to follow.

Enoch
03-08-2013, 12:50
Bourbonite or maybe this is something that will take down the MD like kryptonite will take down Superman.

squire
03-08-2013, 13:21
Or B.O.B. (Brothers Of Bond).

White Dog
03-08-2013, 13:23
My wife calls me a drunk, if that helps.

squire
03-08-2013, 13:28
Don't think resident drunk would resonate well with the restaurant patrons.

amftx
03-08-2013, 13:31
Burbmelier.

:cool:

T Comp
03-08-2013, 13:55
Squire would be an appropriate name. :cool:

Tony
03-08-2013, 14:02
My wife calls me a drunk, if that helps.

Hey that is the same that my wife uses, must be it. I vote for drunk.

Best regards, Tony

Gillman
03-08-2013, 14:11
Of course! A bourbonian.

Gary

wadewood
03-08-2013, 15:23
Well not just Bourbon, but there Society of Wine Educators who have a wine Sommelier program, also have a Certified Specialist of Spirits designation - http://www.societyofwineeducators.org/education-certification/css - and I have this.

black mamba
03-08-2013, 23:26
I've heard of whisky sommeliers, but not specifically for bourbon.

barturtle
03-09-2013, 03:17
This may be a silly question, but is there a name, or designation, for a Bourbon expert?
I know that for wine it's a Sommelier.
For beer it's a Cicerone

For bourbon it's Barturtle.

callmeox
03-09-2013, 06:03
For bourbon it's Barturtle.

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to step forward like this. :D

OscarV
03-09-2013, 06:17
:D



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Josh
03-09-2013, 07:05
I've heard people call bourbon experts a wide variety of names, most of which I won't repeat.

squire
03-09-2013, 08:06
I prefer Gentlemen of Discerning Taste.

Gillman
03-09-2013, 08:19
The 19th century called it: A Judge of Good Whiskey.

Gary

OscarV
03-09-2013, 08:21
It may sound pompous but I like Bourbon Aficionado.

cowdery
03-09-2013, 10:47
I've heard people call bourbon experts a wide variety of names, most of which I won't repeat.

That's what I was thinking.

Meruck
03-09-2013, 12:04
I always thought it was "Cowdery".

Borchard
03-09-2013, 12:23
So, I guess according to the Society of Wine Experts, it's a "Certified Spirits Specialist"?

Meruck
03-09-2013, 12:41
certification?,.......... aint got no certification,...............dont need not stinking certification!

squire
03-09-2013, 13:15
After doing some research I've determined there's no law that says I can't open the Squire Institute for Spirits Certification. Sooo, send me a check for $500.00 and I'll see you are certified as a Bourbon Expert.

There's a test of course . . . your check has to clear.

Meruck
03-09-2013, 14:06
$500 payable to Squire.....? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Whats the mailing address?

p_elliott
03-09-2013, 14:36
I was thinking blowhard to keep it polite.

Borchard
03-09-2013, 16:15
After doing some research I've determined there's no law that says I can't open the Squire Institute for Spirits Certification. Sooo, send me a check for $500.00 and I'll see you are certified as a Bourbon Expert.

There's a test of course . . . your check has to clear.
Sweet! :-) Check's in the mail

Lazer
03-09-2013, 20:46
I've heard people call bourbon experts a wide variety of names, most of which I won't repeat.

Sorry about that. I have a hard time watching my language after I've had four glasses of bourbon and someone starts telling me I should try it with a splash of water.