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    The Wife's Pour

    most night I allow my wife to pour me a glass of whiskey and I have to guess what it is. I have approximately 150 open bottles right now (all whiskies). It is VERY humbling. Any similar experiences.

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    Tonight she brought me Charter Oaks. Didn't even come close.

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    No way I have the palate or memory to try that! I readily admit that my wife has a better palate, she almost always tastes my pours and I ask what she thinks of it.

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    Re: The Wife's Pour

    My wife just wrinkles up her nose at ny of my Bourbons (or Scotch for that matter).
    She sticks mainly to her mixed drinks or Sweet Tea Vodka.
    I suppose that's a good thing, since she works from home, and would have all-day access to my good stuff.
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    I'm just jealous your wife pours you a glass most nights. Mine would just pour it down the sink thinking I'm drinking too much which is 2-4 pour a night. . Luckily she is just joking for now.

    When I did my tasting notes with pen and paper, she just think I'm out of my mind and just laugh at me.

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    I'll often have mine pour me two, unknown to me, and decide which of the two I like more. I've yet to begin a log to keep track of my preferences but it's still fun and sometimes surprising.

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    Re: The Wife's Pour

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    most night I allow my wife to pour me a glass of whiskey and I have to guess what it is. I have approximately 150 open bottles right now (all whiskies). It is VERY humbling. Any similar experiences.
    I get my wife to do this too. I only have about 25 bottles open at a time so it's much easier for me but I'd say I can pick it about 75% of the time.

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    My dad and I have swapped "mystery samples" in the past, where we tried to study the sample against others in our collection to figure out what it was (and when a guess was correct to some point, such as it being a wheater, we would affirm that fact). That was a lot of fun, and challenging. I can't imagine though trying to take a single, solitary glass and try to nail it. I imagine I might guess right 40% of the time (and probably get in the ballpark in terms of mashbill, maybe distiller - another 40% of the times). Without some control or basis of comparison - that's tough! I won't have my wife do this, as I hope she doesn't open that cabinet (which has no windows) and notice that is has swelled since the last time she saw it
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    Last week my older son poured me 3 glasses of bourbon to pick the correct one, Fail Fail Fail.

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    Re: The Wife's Pour

    Quote Originally Posted by gooneygoogoo View Post
    I get my wife to do this too. I only have about 25 bottles open at a time so it's much easier for me but I'd say I can pick it about 75% of the time.
    Very similar here. I'm probably under 75%, but I'm pretty happy if I can get close on proof and pick the right distillery. With as many HH bottle as I open at any given time it's pretty tough to get right on

 

 

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