I have two complaints about the availability of bourbon in Ohio: 1) The state sets the price; 2) The state determines what will be sold here.
Price is not always a major issue even though, for example, Blanton's costs $10 more here than in Arizona where I bought my last two bottles. On occasion, the price for some bourbon is actually lower here. More importantly, some bourbon is not available here regardless of price. So, I buy the Big Three (AAA, OWA, and VOB) by the handle when I'm in KY.
Some bourbon is supposedly available here, according to the state's website, but that's news to the merchants who supposedly carry it in my county. Weller Reserve, for example, sells for $11.65! Really? If that were true, my local merchant would sell a boat load of it. And WLW has a controlled price of $69.95. Really? That's news to my merchant. He's never seen a bottle.
With all that rant out of my system, I decided to be grateful for what I've got. Maybe I can't get the Big Three, but I can get Old Ezra 101 for only $14.
The question for SBers in control states is, what are you glad that you can get even though your state limits your choices?