Last week I sat down with a friend to enjoy some WTRB. It was awful! It had a chemical taste and aftertaste to it. I was so disappointed.It was so bad I had to stop myself from reassessing why it was I liked bourbon. My friend also had the same experience. I then tried some Rittenhouse Rye and some Weller 12 after that. All tasted bad. I guess I just didn't figure out to give it up for the evening. It took me almost a full day to figure out that we both had eaten some stuffed jalapeno peppers for supper and I remembered reading on this site spicy food can affect your taste buds. I was surprised that a couple of hours later it could be so bad. I've also figured out (the hard way) that nasal spray will ruin me for at least 4 or 5 hours. It was a pleasant relief when I tried some EC the next night and it tasted wonderful.