I'm a bourbon novice and I need your help. I recently did a semi-blind tasting of whiskies around my house....I learned that Canadian whisky is not my thing (Forty Creek stood out in a bad way), but I do like bourbon and rye. Of the bourbons included, Virgin 101, surprisingly, ended up being my favorite, followed by Woodford Reserve, Russell's Reserve, and Bernheim (I know, not a true bourbon). Evidently wheat is not my favorite whiskey ingredient because I've never really been impressed by Maker's either. Other bourbons that I've found underwhelming in the past include Knob Creek and Bulleit. Also, I've only tried PVW 20 once, but I wasn't blown away. On the flip side I did like Blanton's when I tried it at a bar a few days back.
Now, my palate is far from refined, but I'm hoping my likes and dislikes will provide you bourbon experts with enough information to help me decide which bourbons I should try next. I wish I could sample them all, but alas, I'm too poor. Do you have any recommendations?