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03-07-2007, 20:16
Last night, I blind taste tested a good portion of my Bourbons (and a couple Tennessee's) that I have open, just to see what the results would be. Here is what I tasted:

Elijah Craig 18yr
Buffalo Trace
Evan Williams SB
Weller SR
Gentlemen Jack
Rittenhouse Rye

Here is how my top 3 turned out:

1. Weller SR
2. Evan Williams SB
3. Gentlemen Jack

Very surprised with the #1 finisher. Not surprised with #2 and #3.

I'm sure a lot of you have done this in the past. Were you surprised, or did it go as expected?

03-07-2007, 23:01
I did a blind taste test of a different sort a few years back. Here are the results (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9618&highlight=reserve+knob+winkle#post9618). (Note: The reference to spousal abuse was a response to a comment made by the originator of the thread. I regret mentioning such a repugnant subject in an off-handed way.)

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

03-12-2007, 09:48
I am really new to bourbon and did a "pepsi challenge" with my small collection on Friday night. My wife would pour a shot while I was in the other room. I got everyone right. I tasted:

Makers Mark
Basil Hayden
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

On Saturday a friend gave me Evan Willams 1997 Single Barrel
On Sunday my wife got me WL Weller 107 Antique

It was a good weekend!