Iíve lurked around this site for well over a year and finally decided to join. Iím 58 and Iíve been drinking bourbon for quite some time. Had some good role models: started with Old Fitz right after college (my grandfather drank that stuff, when he had the money!), Jim Beam White label (fatherís favorite), Cabin Still (my uncleís favorite), Wild Turkey 101 and hate to admit Jack Daniels. (When my uncle passed away in the 80ís I still remember my Dad reaching into his coffin seeing if anyone stashed a bottle of Cabin Still in there). Over the past dozen years Iíve been experimenting with a wide variety of bourbons, trying to find that ďsweet spotĒ: not too expensive, drinkable straight, with ice, splash of water or some ginger ale. I absolutely love the variety and have found many choices. Iíve been making a lot of old fashions lately. The Twin Cities have some good selections, but I did make it to the Party Source once on a business trip and was in bourbon heaven! (snagged some AAA there, wish there was more of that up here). Iíve been drinking some rye's lately too. I am here to learn, chime in if I can add some value, and ask questions. Thanks. Mark