Searching this subject I found a relevant older thread that is now closed so I thought a new post might be interesting.
Taste memory is really difficult for me - I can recall the general characteristics of a Bourbon but never seem to be able to anticipate all the nuance or fullness that a pour of something I haven't visited in awhile presents. It's almost always different than I recall in some important way.
Some of it might have to do with the bottle sitting half open for along time and perhaps the company and location play a part but revisits typically taste better than I recall.
You guys who can identify blind pours are really impressive, Randy, Timothy, Chuck etc. and I wonder if there are any tricks you might use to help with taste memory.
BTW - in reference to the previous thread, it was Cherry Brandy for me.