I often hear and read about comparisons of various bourbons and ryes where someone says "If you like ___ you will probably like ____. I assume because the mashbills, distillation and a few other factors are similar.
Two examples that come to mind are comparison of Van Winkle and Weller 12, and comparison of Blanton's and Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year. I have never had Van Winkle so I can't comment on that comparison but I have had Blanton's and AAA10 and I do taste some similarities.
For those of us who prefer to not drop big bucks on ever increasingly over priced bourbon, it would be great if more experienced bourbon enthusiasts could guide us to cheaper alternatives.