I've recently become intrigued with good bourbons by hearing others talk about them. Based on that I tried Maker's Mark awhile ago. I enjoyed my first tastes very much. I tried cutting it with a little water and felt that I lost most of the flavor, and liked it much better straight.
A few days later, and everytime I tried it after that, after a sip or two, I would feel some discomfort in my throat. If you press your fingers against your throat below your adams apple, you will know what this felt like. Not painful, but unpleasant. I drink mixed drinks, even strong ones, without experiencing this.
Is this common? Any suggestions?