I've been drinking Bourbon for the last year or so, after a 15 year affair with wine and Scotch and a fling here and there with various flirty gins. About a year or so ago I decided to learn more about spirits and making cocktails. I found I really enjoyed Manhattans so I had to learn more about American whiskeys. My first choice for Bourbon was Makers 46, because I like good stuff and it cost more, so it had to be better, right? Well I was kind of unimpressed with it and dallied with brandy and liqueurs for a bit.
When I came back to Bourbon, I tried Buffalo Trace and Evan Williams SB. Well, where have you been all my life? It took me 49 years to find you?
My current faves are BT, EC12 and OWA. I'm also enjoying rye, particularly the Bulleit 95% rye.
I haven't gone up-scale yet because frankly I am very happy with bottles I can get for $25. I have some nice expensive Irish and Scotch whiskeys when I want to treat myself, but frankly haven't had to go there very often.
Hello to everyone, glad to be here!