New to StraightBourbon but not new to bourbon. I AM new to good bourbon hence my presence here. I'm in VA, in fact a native. My last name is Bowman but before anyone asks, no I am not related, AFAIK, to any Bowman making money on bourbon. Although back in the 30's probably some relatives were producing and selling whiskey, but I doubt the time it took to get it from Powhatan to Richmond, even then, allowed it to age enough to qualify as bourbon. I'm old enough now to believe that life is too short for schwag bourbon. I am anxious to learn more. I've had Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, Jack Daniels No.7 (although I think that is Tennessee whiskey and not bourbon), Wild Turkey 101 and currently enjoying, as in as I'm typing this, John J. Bowman Single Barrel. I plan on learning to ascend from those.