Thanks to Linn for suggesting that I search on "bad bourbon" and "worst bourbon".
I won't be so presumptuous as to bump those threads, because I know it's all old news to most StraightBourbonians. However, my fellow newbies may find some very helpful info.
For example, do StraightBourbonians agree with Jim Murray's opinion (admittedly at least five years old) that Old Crow has redeeming qualities? Do they think Early Times is a diamond in the rough, or just plain rough? Can a bourbon with a name that belongs on a scotch bottle possibly be worth trying? Is Illinois nipping (no pun intended) at Kentucky's heels as a producer of high quality, corn-based distilled spirits?
You can find the answers to these questions and more in just a few minutes, if you care.
(Side note: This is the most informative, congenial forum of any kind that I have happened upon in my six years as a resident of cyberspace. I love you guys and gals!)
Retiree, Musician, Dog-Lover, Whiskey-Drinker