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    How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    CNBC story...

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/drink-...160000358.html

    "Barnes claims she can do about 50 tastes at 140 proof before her mouth loses sensation. "I would say average tasters go numb after six. The lining of my mouth has acclimated to the intensity of the product we're tasting," she said."

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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    Sounded like a good gig until I got to the spitting part.
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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Sounded like a good gig until I got to the spitting part.
    That and the constant need for recalibration. Too much work that gets in the way of the enjoyment!
    Steve

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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    Everyone hates a spitter

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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    Only time I've ever spit out whiskey is when somebody made a funny. Squire made me do it once, and I think TunnelTiger did, and Josh and a couple others. What a waste.

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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    I was under the impression that the tasters always cut the spirit with water before sampling it.

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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    So am I but why let facts get in the way of a good story. Seriously though, I think diluted tasting is done in the final stages of preparing a blend whereas undiluted samples are taken while barrels are aging to assess their progress.
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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    I recalibrate by switching bottles, and it works for me.

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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    I have been to tastings at retail stores and they often have spit buckets. I have never used them.

    I was also under the impression that distillers diluted product significantly before tasting so as to pull out the nuances of the bourbon and minimize the influence of high alcohol content as they match the profile.

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    Re: How to drink bourbon all day and get paid for it

    New breed of Distiller I guess, just rip it out of a barrel and have at it.
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