...go through the process, i.e., swirl in glass, sniff, sip and swish in mouth then wax poetic about the different characteristics of each step.
Do you simply give the bourbon a quick sniff, take a sip and say yea, or nay?
I'm more the latter, myself. I pour, let the bourbon sit for a time and then take a sip. After my first couple sips, I know whether or not I like the bourbon.
Please let me be clear by stating that, though I am not one of those guys who breaks down the nose, taste, etc. (figs, dates, vanilla, frosting, etc.), I do appreciate reading those types of "reviews" in the BOTM's. I think it's great and definitely helps me to know if I'm going to like a certain bourbon. For example, if someone described Four Roses (never had) as vanilla, cherry, dates, etc., and those very same characteristics are found in KC (have had) then I know that I'd probably like Four Roses.
So, thank you to all those posters here who partake in the BOTM's that I've been reading the past few days.
I guess I'm just a straight forward sort of guy. Ask me how PVW20 is and I will say great, ask me about KC and I will say good, etc.
So, I'm just curious, how many posters are like me and how many here are like those who take part in the BOTM?