I recently (this past weekend) tried a new bottling of Sam Houston that is impressive for a $30 pour. However, I had to be patient with it. Once opened it didn't begin to show until the third day, then it came together like a symphony. Full of caramel, rye bread, and cereal grain with a syrupy maple and butter-rum sensibility. At first I was reluctant, then it really impressed me. Give it a shot - but look for the latest bottling. BB