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    Bourbon Bracketology

    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!!!

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    That, sir, is a great idea! Wish I had access to 64 whiskeys. Maybe someday in the future... Post the results when you get them!

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    It appears I am unable to upload as an excel file. Here is a poor .pdf of the tourney.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    Brilliant!
    I am raising a class to you.
    Gregg

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    Love it--I will be following closely!

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    Very cool. Are you drinking the barrel proof bourbon at a lower proof? Pretty easy to tell the Stagg I bet!

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    My plan is to drink everything neat at bottle proof. In some matchups will be obvious to tell the difference, so it will be impossible to eliminate all biases. I do think there will be some "upsets", particularly as some of my regulars require the right mood and setting.

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    I also encourage audience participation!

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    What are those homemade whiskeys?

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    Re: Bourbon Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    What are those homemade whiskeys?
    I bought white dogs (Wheated bourbon, rye bourbon, rye whiskey) last summer and am aging them. I've already bottled the wheater, and hte other two are still in the barrel. They are 16 seeds, so I'm not expecting much from them.

 

 

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