I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Mark and I live in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. I've been enjoying reading the post and learning a great deal. I've been drinking Virginia Gentleman 90 for several months now and like it alot. I can pick it up for about $15, which I've always found to be very reasonable. Beyond this, I've had Jim Beam and JB Black, not caring a great deal for either one.
After reading here, I went out today and picked up what I thought might be a good selection to start with. I noticed that except for one store, availability is not great, and that one store apparently knows judging by their pricing!
What I did end up with was:
Evan Williams Single Barrel paid $30
Elijah Craig 12 yo paid $17
Old Weller Antique 107 paid $26
Basil Hayden paid $26
These by far seemed like the best values. I found a bottle of ORVW but they wanted about $55, this seemed very high?