I read and conveyed to the blind tasting participants that age has significant impact on taste. This was noted as a increased sensitivity to sweet and decrease to salty. (As you get older, you add more salt to achieve same level of flavor and sweet foods are not craved or tolerated as well with age)
I'd like to get some feedback on whether this holds true for the SB.com group and whether your bourbon preferences lean towards less sweet as you get older.
I for one, find bourbons with more rye character and bolder flavors are preferred over smooth/sweet ones.
(This was triggered by Doubleblank's comments on ETL)