A. Not that good. Too hard to finish.
JB's Red Stag. Yes, yes, I know. It was on sale, I'm new, there was a coupon, Mars was retrograde to Bourbonia, and stuff. And more stuff. But! Even though I place it in my "undrinkable" category of tasting notes, I look at it this way: whiskey (even this one) won't change in the bottle and if someone comes to my house who wants a bourbon and cherry-coke sort of drink, I'm ready! It will also make them feel right at home, having an open bottle, nearly full, just for them. So even though it's undrinkable to me it means that for someone else I'm ready to be a good host by having their preferred drink at hand. (This is called positive spin, btw.)
B. Too good, or rare. Don't really want to finish them.
WLW Special Reserve: I keep having to tell myself that (a) this stuff is regularly available at what seems a very, very reasonable price and that (b) I can go get it. I don't know if it's the attractive bottle, the fact I really love this bourbon, or if it just somehow seems truly special but it just feels like it's too good and should be rare. And from everything I read on SB, I know I've got so much more to look forward to than even this wonderful pour. it all makes me grin like an idiot.
To paraphrase some famous person, bourbon tasting seems like golf -- you don't have to be good at all to really enjoy it.