I've been lurking on this site for a couple of months now, and it has been an excellent resource for a noob like myself. Especially, the history of various brands and distilleries...very fascinating stuff.
Blanton's was the first whiskey I ever drank that made me think, WOW, this actually tastes really good. From that point on the bug was planted and over the course of this year bourbon has become my new obession. I'm shocked at how fast I went from drinking it on the rocks to always neat I've tried most all that's available in this state controlled bourbon prison I live in and, so far my favorites are Elmer T Lee and Four Roses Single Barrel
Also, I have been an avid cigar smoker for a number of years, and have found that bourbon complements cigars wonderfully
Anyway, I'm glad to be here and look forward to contributing