This is just a question about terminology. Those who are into brewing and beer making are zymurgists. Those who are aficionados of wine are oenologists. But what does one call a expert in distilling spirits ... an whiskey/bourbon/scotch spirits in particular?
Are there different terms for those who are masters at crafting these (stillmasters?) vs. those who have the expertise for judging and describing them?
I'm curious ... but I'd also like to know soon since I'm going to an annual scotch tasting party in my area.