I think pretty much with just a taste you can sure tell. I knew two guys that made shine. Bigger and Hooker. Bugger taught Hooker to make shine, and Buggars easily could compleatly with Jack for smoothness. Hookers wasn’t as smooth, so he cut his with white port. One Qt of white port to one gallon of shine already cut to hundred proof. In a taste test Hooker beat Buggar and Buggar had been the best.