Saturday, December 03, 2016
A Job I Would Probably Not Be Good At,
This it the flavor and tasting lab at Wild Turkey. Adults are paid to sit in this room and smell and taste bourbon samples everyday. While I work in a certified drug and alcohol free work place, these people get paid to drink on the job. In this day they have two goals. First is to assure that the blended bourbons maintain a consistent flavor, aroma and color from batch to batch, and when the batch size is sometimes in excess of 1,000 barrels, that is an exacting task. This produces the lowest quality bourbon sold by the distillery and probably takes the most precise skill set. The second goal is to select the finest of the fine to be offered as single barrel releases. That I could probably due, if the world had my taste.
For the most part they sniff, taste, spit, and look at the color. There are cabinets in the room with examples to be matched for profile of color, flavor and aroma. I don't know as I would be very good at tasting and not drinking the best of the best. Still it might be fun to try.
What job would you find fun, but probably not be very good at?