After introducing myself I thought I'd now get down to the 'nitty gritty' of asking a burning question! I'm into Makers Mark in a big way. It was the first 'proper' Kentucky bourbon that I got in to, and the littering of empty bottles I've accumlated is testiment to my new found love. I have searched the interweb for various "Top Ten Bourbon" list but was wondering if there was a, sort of, holy bible (as it were) of Bourbons? One "definitive" list that one could use to expand the tastebuds.
I have an extremely well stocked local Whiskey shop that keeps most things available so I should be able to order most things suggested (unless ridiculously rare - which I doubt I could afford anyway). I guess I should divulge my current stock:
- Makers Mark
- Jefferson's Reserve Very Old
- W L Weller 12 Year Old
- Blanton's Straight from the barrel
Those are my current tipples. Can anyone suggest anything that 'should' be in my collection? I appreciate it's all debateable, preference related etc etc but if there are some decent, sippers/ Old Fashioned ingredient bourbons I am missing out on, it'd sure be appreciated if someone could enlighten me. I like them oaky and sweet if possible...coming from a more Rum based background.