I stepped away from bourbons in the last several months to devote time and dough into all-grain home brewing. Over the past weekend during a short notice invite to a rare beer tasting (stuff you can't get in cali) the topic of bourbon barrel aged beers came up.
I flat out stated I love bourbon and I love beer, but not together. So we started talking more about bourbon and I have open bottles (22) I haven't touched in 5 months. So I told them we ought to get together for some bourbon tasting. These are mostly beer (although they love great beer) guys and I'm not sure what is appropriate.
I'm going to post a list of what I'm willing to be tasted, mostly standard fare like Maker's Mark as a baseline, then 1792, baby saz, BTAC '06 and '07, Winkle Lot B, Winkle Rye, Pappy 15 and....some more 'standard' fare. It's been so long since I even looked at my stock I have no idea what's in various cabinets. However, when doing a pour...how much?
I really don't want to empty all my bottles esp the hard to replace BTAC's and I don't want everyone getting totally schnockered. So when doing a tasting...do you take an average low ball and pour in 1 or 2mm worth?
Plus I have 3 beer taps full of new beers that are carbonating so it should be an interesting day.