I have selected 64 whiskeys according to my collection, friends' collections, and general availability. I have seeded them based upon formal reviews, price point, and hype. Over the course of the NCAA Tournament, I plan sample them against each other and declare a champion. A few notes:
1. The tasting will be as blind as possible, but there will be limitations.
2. The seeds were altered a bit to avoid matchups of very similar products in early rounds.
3. In the event that I do not have both drinks available on the correct night, I will rely on others who have both available to report a winner.
4. I will follow the tournament schedule loosely - I have no intention of drinking 32 different whiskeys both Thurday and Friday.
Let the fun begin!!!