I have been mostly a beerknurd and love tasting different brands. However, I want to expand my horizons and drink bourbon. My experience with bourbon has been with bourbon and coke, usually half and half. I get the feeling from reading this board that bourbon and coke is an amateur way to drink. In the past week I have tried to taste on the rocks two different bourbons (Wild Turkey 101, and Rebel Yell.) I can say that I have not developed a taste for bourbon on the rocks yet, I even tried to cut it with water but have not gotten to the point where I can enjoy it. I have been changing my bourbon to coke mix to build up to an on the rocks tasting by making my bourbon to coke ratio 2/3 or 3/4 bourbon and coke to fill. I would like to note that of the two bourbons I have tasted on the rocks I do like the spice from the turkey aftertaste (this is of course after getting over the initial overpowering taste causing a severe shriveled face.) I would like some advice from experienced bourbon drinkers as well as comments on bourbon with coke or other mixers as I experiment with a truly AMERICAN tradition, bourbon.