Not all fun and games Credit: Tony Menechella
Not all fun and games
Credit: Tony Menechella

In poor taste: Why this whiskey judge sometimes dreads the gig

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Think being a whiskey judge is a dream job? Tony Menechella of The Whiskey Wash knows different. Being asked to share your expertise is an honor, but many competitions expect you to pay your own way, Menechella relates.

Judging is also a chance to make new friends, he says—but expect to suffer a few crashing bores, too. “Some love to see the word ‘judge’ associated with their name, and are quick to tell you all about it, along with their expertise and prowess, for hours!!” Spoken like a man who knows his stuff.

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