So I was at a restaurant with a well stocked bar and I noticed a few bottles on the top shelf that I recognized, mostly from this forum. I ordered some Bookers, even though I knew it's probably not recommended for whiskey beginners, but I couldn't resist. I was very surprised at how strong it was, but also how smooth it was despite the high proof. It was definitely one of the most flavorful drinks I've ever tried. And the palate seemed incredible. Awesome stuff, and I'm completely sold on purchasing a bottle as soon as I see one around.