My problem is the reverse, no Beam Old Taylor is available here. In some markets there is, or was until recently, a fair amount of NDOT around, and that is why it elicits so much comment, apart also that most people think it is better (from what I can tell) than the current version.

I did actually have the current one recently, but in a bourbon Bloody Mary, so an assessment of the bourbon qua bourbon wouldn't be fair. I could taste it, though.