Met up with a new friend and got a Sazerac 18. I have long yearned to get my hands on a high-aged rye but it has eluded me until now. I don't have anything to compare it to (other than about 1 oz of Michters 25 rye), but I look forward to having a big pour of this when I get home from work.
Also, I have found that despite all the douchebaggery surrounding the current bourbon scene, I have crossed paths with some of the nicest people over the last year, folks that I regularly chat with on Facebook or via text, many of whom I have never met. This on top of the terrific people on this site. Cheers to there being more diamonds in the rough than one would think.