Seems that a lot around here move toward the more high end bourbons. But what is your "blue collar" bourbon? Something that is not terribly expensive, but not terrible in itself either. Good ol' Jim Beam white does it for me. Although I picked up a bottle of Old Crow, and it really wasn't all THAT bad. Granted the flavor did not have much of a snap to it, but on ice on the back porch on a 90 degree night, it really wasn't that objectionable.