You ought to have someone like me judge, then...because no way would I even remember 30 seconds later.Glad you saw it before I did, Oskaar, or I might have had to disqualify myself from judging those categories.
Seriously, we take that kind of thing very seriously at the Mazer Cup event. In order to preserve absolute anonymity, once the meads arrive here at my place, I will unpack them, but other folks will sort and tag the bottles with random numbers, so that I can't see what numbers go with what meads. We have to preserve the integrity of our judge pool.
I always set aside a case of 750's from every batch for competitions. If it is a small batch (less than 10 gallons) I bottle the remainder in hoch splits. I have a bad habit of being very generous with family and friends. My best critics.Brilliant!
I should try this...but I don't have any beer bottles...plus, how am I gonna cap 'em? I only have a corker.