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    The Finish

    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?

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    Re: The Finish

    I have found that my definition of "long", doesn't necessarily agree with what others may think.

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    Re: The Finish

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I have found that my definition of "long", doesn't necessarily agree with what others may think.

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

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    Re: The Finish

    Quote Originally Posted by ACDetroit View Post
    Good Call Joe, Michelle tells me the same thing ! (JK) couldn't resist!

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    I was waiting for it, somehow I knew it would be you Tony!
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    Re: The Finish

    I was dressed at the Sampler!...Right? . I thought id would have been Dane but I just couldn't let that lob of a pitch sit out there !

    Tony
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Thumbs up Re: The Finish

    My attempt at subtlety is lost on you louts!



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    Re: The Finish

    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.
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    Re: The Finish

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    ...Is it all strictly a matter of opinion?
    Yes. That about explains it. Though, some opinions carry more weight than others.

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    Re: The Finish

    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.
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

    - Eric Idle, Monty Python's Flying Circus

 

 

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