Ok there are a few smaller craft distilleries in Michigan and even more coming soon. Most if not all of them either have or are planning on making some kind of Whisky or Bourbon. Here's the deal though how much time should people give it before they actually have good stuff? I figured it needs time in the barrel and things like that and how long does it need to be called straight bourbon? 2 years? Add to the fact that most of these are on at the higher price range due to their small batch mature and I hesitate to take a shot on them unless I know what I'm getting. How long does it really take to make good bourbon, I would imagine time in the barrel has to be a big factor right? I guess though thats where going to tastings come into play.