Sure, I run a blog about whiskey, I’ve sampled a good amount of them, and I have a higher level of whiskey knowledge than the average Joe. But, when I step back and think about everything out there that I do not know, it’s pretty humbling.
Recently, I’ve been compiling a list of the whiskeys I have tried. At the moment, my number is 125. To some that seems like a lot (and it is!). But to me, it’s just scratching the surface. When you compare that number to the number of whiskeys available worldwide, I doubt I’ve even touched 1%. On one hand, it’s terrifying to think that the research that I do accounts for a microcosm of whiskey culture as a whole. On the other hand, it’s really encouraging to know that there’s so much more out there, and I have the rest of my life to soak up that information – and the whiskey itself, I suppose.
Have you ever written a list of the whiskeys you have sampled? Better yet, have you made your “bucket list” of whiskeys that you would like to sample? Let me know in the comments!