I'm not sure how everyone else feels, but I'm thankful for the tips I've received from Straightbourbon.com regarding tasty Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, Straight Rye, and even Tennessee whiskeys.

But I've noticed recently that my palate has been moving from the complex to the simplistic. For example, the whiskey I've been drinking almost every day is the $15/btl George Dickel No. 8. That doesn't mean that I don't appreciate more flavorful, more complex whiskeys, like Four Roses Small Batch or Black Maple Hill, or Bulleit Rye. But, when I finish a 9-hour bartending shift, I find myself craving something simple and honest, like Dickel No. 8 and the music of Tom Petty.

Anyone else with me here?