I really enjoy the random replies when people name the bourbon that introduced them to "good bourbon." Some call it their "gateway bourbon." With that in mind, what would you pour for a friend in order to introduce them to quality bourbon and the journey we all share?
My introduction to bourbon was Maker's Mark, to me Maker's was that difference between classic whisky flavor and bourbon.
Most recently, and since meeting all of you, Elijah Craig 12 showed me what bourbon can be. EC12 is quite a bourbon and I thank these boards!