I have a question that I was going to post under the latest BOTm JB White threa, but decided not to hijack it.

Can JB White be considered to bourbon drinkers the bourbon that got them hooked on bourbon, but once they discovered all the other greats out there, stopped drinking it completely and write it off as swill? (Maybe JD even though not bourbon, rather than JB White)

A similar thing happens to tequila drinkers. Most tequila sippers got started with JC Gold or Especial. After they get into bigger and greater 100% blue agave tequilas they scuff at the JC Gold and Especial, but at the same time it is what got them on the path to finding the spirit out there.