Hey everyone. I briefly hung around these forums a couple years ago, but I got pretty busy, had a couple kids, and honestly you guys aren't good for my wallet. But don't worry, I've still been drinking a (un?)healthy amount of bourbon.
Anyway, I'm back because I'm hosting a blind tasting with some friends and figured you would be interested in the results. Some of my friends are experienced bourbon drinkers, some know nothing at all. I'd say 50/50. The purpose of the tasting is mostly educational. We'll talk about the history, as well as what makes a bourbon a bourbon. Then we'll taste.
The bourbons I'm thinking of pouring are:
EWB (my current cheap value pour, I'm interested to see how it stand up)
The range of proofs are either 86 or 90, so a small range. I don't want proof to be a variable. Also, everything is from a different distillery (with the possible exception being AE? Does anyone know who makes it?). I want a couple cheap pours up against more expensive ones to show that cost and marketing can influence our tastes when not drinking blind. And a wheater, as well as an experimental finish, are important to show the breadth of bourbons (hence the WSR and AE).
The tasting is in a week and I'll be sure to post the results. If you think I should substitute one whiskey for another, or have any other suggestions, I'm all ears.