I am going to my first big spirits tasting event soon, and was wondering if anyone had any advice on a strategy for choosing what to taste. It is mostly scotch and cognac, so there is a temptation to go for the oldest and most expensive bottles (but I will try to resist that urge). Since I will be limited to trying a maximum of 10 bottlings, I am trying to figure out whether it makes more sense to try different expressions of the same label, or try a lot of different styles.
I am more of a cocktail drinker than straight whiskey, so was considering trying the absinthe that they have as well as El Dorado rum. I am also trying to figure out what order to try the different spirits in.
The list of spirits is here: http://bostonclub.mit.edu/index.php?o...
if anyone feels like pointing out any favorite bottles.