I am wondering if any of you have ever purchased a bottle of your favorite bourbon, and discovered it to be something other than what you were expecting. Does this happen often? Does it ever happen at all?
The reason I ask, naturally, is because I recently bought a bottle of one my favorite labels, and for some reason, the taste that I am accustomed to just didn't seem to be there. I don't want to mention the brand until I sort out whether this is me, or the whiskey. I did not have a cold, or anything else wrong with me that I knew about, so I don't see how it could be me. But then, I can't believe that my relatively unsophisticated palate can tell a difference between different bottlings of the same stuff. Yet, all the way through the bottle, I had this distinct sense of "something's missing."
So, I just want to get some feedback from you people. Does anybody here know what I'm talking about?