I am curious to hear how others got into Bourbon. Here in Ohio, Bourbon was something you only did shots of to prove your manhood or add to coke, or at least thats what I thought until a friend took me to a Bourbon dinner. My eyes were opened up to the glorious wonder of Bourbon. I had not idea how complex and different Bourbon could be until I was walked through my first proper tasting and it got me hooked. I started buying mid shelf bottles and trying to see if I could pull out various flavors and smells, just like I had been doing with single malts and red wine, and the next thing I know I'm dragging my wife on a journey to mecca, the Bourbon trail.