I've been here for a little while, popping in and out, but I suppose this is a newbie type of question so I'll post here. I hope that's okay!
I live in Germany but my baby brother lives in Chicago. I read a thread a bit back about how stocks of Weller 12 were running low and that's it's a great bourbon (I haven't tried Weller before). So I asked him to get a few bottles that I could maybe pick up when I visit him. He said ok, and proceeded to forget all about it. Until about a week or two ago when he asked "what were those bourbons you wanted? and which Binny's?" When he went to check, they were on back-order already.
So the question is, what do I ask him to pick up for me? Any suggestions? I like many different kinds of bourbon -- I enjoy the smoothness of Blanton, though if I need more of a kick I'll drink a Booker's. But the key is that I like trying new things, and even a bottle of bourbon I don't particularly like is never something I consider wasted money. So "interesting" suggestions under $40 are certainly welcome. :-) Well, maybe around $50 if it's really that good.