I was thinking Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.
We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.
We shouldn't forget the most important one, perhaps - a good palate.
No industrial vatting for me, I just use a 25ml graduated pipette. No need for funnels or any other equipment. Well, a distilled water bottle for clean-up.
I found this helpful instructional video on vatting:
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama
"Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss
An area I'm already looking into acquiring a few overpriced 375 bottles and tools for vatting. Being a newb only a month into my love of whiskey, I'm sure I'll have many more bottles in the future that turned out like the disappointment that Devils Cut did for me. I don't think anything will make me Enjoy that pour...just below average. I look forward to trying this in the future with likes instead of just letdowns.
"Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof