i just started drinking bourbon. The bottle that got me was Basil Hayden's a few weeks ago. I since have bought a BH, a Makers Mark and Knob Creek. I find it hard to tell the difference between MM and Knob. MM may be a little sweeter and not quite as strong as Knob. Basil was very smooth. I am trying to find a 15yr Pappy Van Winkle. Very hard to do here in AZ.