Out at dinner tonight with some colleagues, I asked for a bourbon neat. I was brought a dark viscous-looking drink and set myself the task of determining the brand. I tasted and found it very good: rich, concentrated, heady. In the aftertaste was a familiar flavour and oddly perhaps I said to myself Old Grandad 114. I knew it couldn't be that because even in a good restaurant the choice here would be Beam White, Woodford, Knob Creek, Makers, maybe Wild Turkey, maybe Baker's, maybe Blanton. I announced to the waiter: Knob Creek, and nailed it! Too bad I wasn't as "on" at Bettye Jo's. What I found was, this whiskey tasted better to me than when I know what it is. This makes me think I could identify familiar bourbons from a relatively small group fairly well, at least on a semi-blind basis (which in effect this Toronto-test was).