Or perhaps taste is but one of many factors as to why some whiskies receive extraordinary reviews.
Chuck thinks we are all a bunch of conspiracy theorists for voting yes I guess..not about that at all. It makes perfect sense that Barrel #1 of EWSB, which would go out to reviewers and VIPS mainly, would be a honey barrel. As was noted earlier in this thread, if you ran a restaurant and knew a reviewer was coming, you'd do everything you could to not put your best foot forward. It makes no sense to send a reviewer just some random sample.