I am new to the forum from Northern Minnesota. I will use the handle Grain Belt after the iconic midwestern beer. I have enjoyed this forum for a while and feel I can contribute from time to time. I really enjoy most bourbons and am getting into cocktails and cooking with bourbon in addition. My sweet spot for bourbons is probably ones that are a good value to me based on exceptional taste to my palate but ones that do not break the bank. I enjoy Old Charter 8 and 10, Jim Beam Black, Evan Williams Black, 1783, and single barrel, Elijah Craig 12, and many others. I also am getting into some ryes. I have splurged a few times and have had Pappy variations and Stagg/Handy/Sazerac 18. All in all I feel I am entering the phase of being an "enthusiast." Hope to get to know a few of you.