Ok so Ive been through a few bottles now and have definitely found some good one. I started with some Beam, didn't really like it, but since developing my palate a bit and now being able to drink neat and without water its ok enough. I definitely get more flavors out of it them before when it just tasted like drinking gasoline.
I've been through nearly 2 bottles of EC12 now and I really like it. For the price and what you get it seems hard to beat.
I also had a special single barrel select bottle of Buffalo Trace from a place here red wagon wine. That was really good and I should have bought more when I had the chance because its not gone, sadly.
I had a pint of Eagle Rare 10 year and it was good, albeit drier than the EC12 or the BT I would say.
I've also tried some Rye trying to find some spicy notes, which I like. I've been through a bottle of Bulleit Rye and I just got a bottle of Templeton Rye last night. Both good, but I think the Templeton is better...
So with all that said what should I try next. I think I like to fuller body of the bourbon vs the rye most of the time, though I haven't had enough rye yet to say that for sure. I like the sweet caramel notes and oak but i'd like a spicy kick at the end too. Or something completely different could be interesting too.
I was trying go get my hands on a bottle of the EC12 Barrel Proof but I think its basically sold out everywhere here by now.
Also Id love to get my hands on another single barrel bottling of Buffalo Trace, but I don't know anywhere else thats done that in the area. They do have half gallons of it left but for me thats a lot of money to plunk down on a bottle at one time, though its not any more money per quantity, just more up front.
Aside from that anything interesting I could take a look at on the say under 40 dollar range?