I've been a whiskey fan as long as I've been drinking, and I've always had a taste for the nicer stuff. For the past 7 years or so it's mostly been single malt scotches, but my taste for good American whiskey has been growing lately. I can attribute that directly to a bottle of Sazerac 18 that I got as a gift in 2005.
I've found New Orleans is not a big bourbon town, despite the infamous street. There are some decent stores, but I get jealous when I read about all the great finds that are popping up in other parts of the country.
My favorites range from the cheap (Bulleit, Buffalo Trace, Baby Saz) to the expensive (WLW, GTS, JPRS17). As much as I'd like to try some PVW, I've never seen a bottle on the shelf without an exorbitant markup.
Anyway, looking to start learning and contributing.