I recently got into Scotch and Bourbon and was thinking of hitting Whiskeyfest this year. However, I noticed that rather than a 1 or 2 day affair, it was essentially a 3-4 hour block of time on a Friday.
My question is this:
How worthwhile/enjoyable is it if you're trying to cram all the different tastings you want into such a small block of time?
I'd imagine getting sloshed and/or have my tastebuds desensitized within that span of time with trying just 10 different glasses, much less the number of drinks I'd imagine wanting to try. I assume the tasting portions are smaller than a shot, but I can't imagine them being so small that they wouldn't add up to a large amount of alcohol, especially when factoring in barrel-strength items.
Can anyone who's been to WhiskeyFest (or any other similar large-scale tasting) comment on if the time allotted detracted from the experience?