Did a little vacationing with some long time friends last week (roughly 1000 times less stressful than family vacations, just FYI). We did some big blind tastings each night and had a pretty broad range of tastes. A scotch guy, a casual drinker, a high proof lover, and a general whiskey guy who's usually a little too eager to try new labels on the market.
The most interesting thing we found is that across the board, and over two night we all liked the standard Beam white label more than the Beam black. We were all fairly surprised by this, thinking ahead of time that we'd prefer the extra age, but at least with a couple attempts we didn't. In general we found it more lively, a bit sweeter on the taste, and having a lot nicer finish.
Share some of your interesting/unexpected blind tasting results?