Thanks to /u/Shaillur for this sample
Recently it’s been mentioned that I’m judging bourbon unfairly in comparison to Scotch. Which I can see, on some level.
Scotch, when done correctly, has a depth of characters, unique aspects, and overall can set off memories.
Bourbon, on the other hand, when done correctly, has big, bombastic flavours that are very distinct, are easier to taste, and can easily be discerned from one another.
That’s not to say I’m changing my old scores or how I like whiskey or whisky. Rather I’m keeping the above in mind for future reviews.
It’s also not to say that there’s no Scotches that have those big, bombastic (if simple) distinct flavours. And there are a few Bourbons that can have those insane complex flavours. We’re dealing in generalities here, that’s all.
So I’m whisky-ist, or something.
I’m keeping that in mind moving forward. First up? Old…
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