I got to thinkin.... what makes a person appreciate a particular bourbon?
I just recently got back into bourbon although my first jaunt was just a toe-in with Old Crow about 30 years ago in the navy when another friend was drinking Beam and Coke.
It wasn't until I went to Kentucky a few months ago when I tried a pint of Jim Beam 7 Year Old white label that I thought of searching the web and found this board.
That kicked it off and I began becoming interested in Bourbon and have tasted a few since......
I bought some cheap stuff like Old Crow, Evan Williams Black Label and VOB.. some Beam etc... I bought some more medium priced Wild Turkey, Single Barrel stuff like Evan Williams 1995, Elmer T. Lee. I actually have not tried THAT many maybe ten brands since I started maybe half a year ago and am finding that once I learn to appreciate the bite, I can drink some pretty cheap stuff and appreciate it... AND! sometimes the bite is part of what makes it better!
So while I have not tried Bookers or Pappy or Bulleit or a lot of the expensiver bourbonnes...... I am curious what it is about the bourbons that makes you really appreciate them?
the more I drink each of them, the more I appreciate them all! BUT.. the less I appreciate having to spend a fortune to have a nice bourbon drinking experience.