I was just wondering how many of you on SB.com came to Bourbon from Scotch. Also, if you did make the jump from the "dark side" ... do you find yourself wanting Bourbon more and more over Scotch?
Myself, I was/am a Scotch drinker for 30 years. My move to Bourbon was for financial reasons. Scotch has just gotten beyond my ability to keep very many of bottles in the house. Even when I had the "extra" income to purchase Scotch regularly, I could never really afford much beyond 12 year old whisky... not that there is anything wrong with 12 year old whisky .
I decided to give Bourbon a try as a cheaper alternative to Scotch. I have to say that I'm very glad I did. I'm finding that I would rather sit down with a nice glass of Bourbon these days, than I would Scotch. I still drink Scotch... and I still love it, but I'm really drinking and appreciating Bourbon more and more. I own more Bourbon than I do Scotch at this time.
Unfortunately, I'm starting to find that Bourbon is starting to go the way of Scotch. It seems to be on the rise in price... and there are more Single Barrel and Limited Edition offerings coming out all the time. I would love to try Stagg, Pappy, WLW, etc... but I can't justify spending the money for them when I backed off of Scotch for the same reason.
Anyway, I just thought it would be nice to hear what brought some of you to Bourbon from Scotch.... or have you always enjoyed both?