I have just started to move from beer to whiskey and I am enjoying it. Need some help though. Want to know what to try next. So outside of some JD and Jameson in college, until six months ago whiskey was new to me. I got started on the Macallan 12. I liked it a lot. But I realized it was a bit out my price range. Next I had a bottle of Crown Royal at my house that someone gave me a long time ago and I had never opened. I tried it, and it was ok. I wanted more and began to realize that bourbon might be my next step. I was able to pick-up a bottle of Woodford Resevre for only $23 in Chicago. I tried and liked it a great deal, very complex. I began to read more on Bourbon, and read a great deal about the Buffalo Trace lines. Which lead me to Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel. This was my favorite. Loved it. In trying to discover what I liked and didn't like I next tried Bushmill's Irish. This was ok, smooth, and sparked me enough to prehaps want to try some of the others in the Bushmills line. Last I have tried George A. Dickels no. 12. I liked this very much as well. Could see this being an everyday drinker.
So now I'm looking for help on where to go next. Also spending more then 34 or 35 dollars for a bottle would be a lot for me. Where else should I go in the Buffalo Trace line? What other bourbons are there to try for someone new. Thanks.