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  1. #11
    Virtuoso
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    My wife calls me a drunk, if that helps.
    Hey that is the same that my wife uses, must be it. I vote for drunk.

    Best regards, Tony

  2. #12
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    Of course! A bourbonian.

    Gary

  3. #13
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    Well not just Bourbon, but there Society of Wine Educators who have a wine Sommelier program, also have a Certified Specialist of Spirits designation - http://www.societyofwineeducators.or...tification/css - and I have this.

  4. #14
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    I've heard of whisky sommeliers, but not specifically for bourbon.

  5. #15
    Bourbonian of the Year 2010 and Guru
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Borchard View Post
    This may be a silly question, but is there a name, or designation, for a Bourbon expert?
    I know that for wine it's a Sommelier.
    For beer it's a Cicerone
    For bourbon it's Barturtle.
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

    As long as you have good whiskey you're not "unemployed", you're "Funemployed!!!"

    I'm no Pappyophile

  6. #16
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    For bourbon it's Barturtle.
    I was wondering how long it would take for someone to step forward like this.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

  7. #17
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post

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    ovh

  8. #18
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    I've heard people call bourbon experts a wide variety of names, most of which I won't repeat.
    bibamus, moriendum est
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  9. #19
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    I prefer Gentlemen of Discerning Taste.

  10. #20
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
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    Re: Is there a special name for a Bourbon Expert?

    The 19th century called it: A Judge of Good Whiskey.

    Gary

 

 

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