I decided on a new technique to help me to better appreciate the diversity of spirits. For an entire week, I kept to a particular style of whisky. This gave me a chance to better identify nuances of each bottling by having them in different orders, after different meals (and before).
This was my Rye week, so I stuck with Van Winkle 13, Sazerac 18, Old Potrero (1yo Spirit & 3yo Straight), Lot 40 (Canadian) and Alberta Premium (100% Canadian Rye).
I actually enjoyed each more than I had previously (except the VW13 which was already too good to be true). It seems each one helped me to better appreciate the others.