We didn't tell you there was going to be a test today.
Still, there is some good news.
Because this happens to be a test of your ability to blind-taste rare craft whiskies.
Direct your attention to Blind Barrels, a subscription box packed with small-batch U.S. whiskies that you’ll be hard-pressed to find in any stores.
Yes, these guys promise to only source the best from smaller distilleries hand-making bourbon, whiskey, and ryes the right way. They’ll send you a single box or one every quarter if you’d like, each containing four 50ml. bottles of booze.
These will include drinkable treasures from traditional, time-honored distillers; whiskies crafted by the same farmers who grew the grain; and edgier innovators trying crazy things when it comes to mash recipes, distillation, and aging techniques
Not only that, but the bottles come without any identifying details, so you can taste them blind and find new favorites without any preconceived notions getting in the way. Each sample will be labeled from A-D. When you’re ready, you can reveal what you’ve tasted along with deeper details about its contents via link or QR code.
Subscribers also get access to an online bottle shop selling these whiskies at distillery prices as well as guided tastings corresponding to each box.
Essentially, it’s a dream gift for the whiskey lover in your life.
Especially since you fit that description so well yourself.