Well, I found this site this weekend wondering what my next bourbon purchase should be, and came across this site and the discussion. I'm glad I did.
First, I am originally from the South, so I suppose my love of bourbon was passed along at birth. However, it was not until after graduate school, and when I got a job that paid me real money, that I started to venture out of the typical bourbon college selections - Jim Beam and, when deciding to splurge, Makers. Well, I expanded my horizons a little and found Knob Creek and Wild Turkey to be regular friends although I enjoyed trying new bottles.
Well, the other night, after careful review and much thought I headed to my local liquor store, which incedentally has a wonderful bourbon selection, and picked up a bottle of Rip Van Winkle Lot B. As I sit here now on my second wonderful glass of sweet and smooth bourbon, I can only say thank you. Thank you for leading me towards a phenomenal drink that I will enjoy. I may not become a regular contributor here, but I will definitely come back for some recemmendations. Thanks!!