Yes Linn, very humbling, and kind of strange. When you taste, say, Triple A or Elmer Lee or Knob Creek you say, I know that taste, I remember it from many times before. But when you taste it blind you can't always summon the taste memory. I think with enough practice at blind tasting it would be possible to pick the brands, but it is something I rarely think of doing and also, I don't drink some brands very frequently. Booker's is a bourbon that I only had twice before this particular evening. I couldn't even identify its high proof, usually I feel I am sensitive to high proof but it just tasted really good, that's all. I was going to have another but I am glad I didn't because we drank lots of wine after (and I had a pint of Rickard's Red and nachos before the whiskey) and soon I'm going out on a long bike ride and if I'd have had the second Booker's I'd be looking for aspirin at present but as it is I feel fine.