My LinkWait, among all the other flavors, are you saying you can discern alcohol content within a 10 proof range? Have you confirmed your sensitivity with a blind taste test?Worked in liquor for a long time. The more "expert" a person is about spirits, the less fancy they are about them.Considering what’s “adult” or “manly” is fairly arbitrarily defined, I don’t worry much about what others drink, or the condiments they use
Met a million guys who insist on neat whisky. Meantime, every whisky distiller I met uses a splash of water, to make it easier to drink.
Master Sommelier i knew: "It's a bottle of wine, it's not the baby Jesus"
To me, I like to get my whiskey in the 105-115 range as that is the sweet spot for drinkability but full flavor. But there’s no right or wrong here - it’s almost always preference.
My palate is more binary: either I can taste the alcohol, or it’s effectively masked by whatever sweet/sour stuff that’s been added to it.
If you give me a 10 proof window on either side, absolutely.
I’m happy to do a Zoom blind with you and shuke. Picking out proof in a 20 point proof window isn’t that remarkable tbh.