Hello everyone, I am wondering if I could trouble you for some advice.
My exposure to true bourbon is extremely limited, in that I have always preferred Rye Canadian Whisky and as of late I rarely have not had at least a bottle of Crown Royal Special Reserve in my liquor cabinet. However I think its time I broaden my horizons and delve into other “real” whiskey styles. I guess my main impetus for doing so is that my new boss is an enthusiastic bourbon drinker. (I hope you’re not reading this Stan! LOL) Anyway as a junior associate I have privilege of hosting a small party which my boss will be attending and would like to know what kind of bourbon I should serve. As a recent graduate, with loads of student loans to repay, I can’t afford to spend huge amounts of money, but also do not wish to insult him with an inferior brand. I have looked at your site and researched a few posts but the sheer volume of brands has confused the heck outta me. I have been told that Maker's Mark Select Straight Bourbon, Black Label may be a good option but I hear it is fairly pricey. I would appreciate any advice you could give in finding a make that will satisfy and impress my boss as well as provide me with a good introduction to bourbon. BTW I am in central Canada.