I tend to agree with this (that bourbon and malt whisky should not be compared). Still, at the "edges" of both drinks, a comparison seems sometimes to force itself. I get this occasionally with the drier expressions of Buffalo Trace (e.g., Blanton, some Triple A), and with 1792. Some malts, presumably those aged in very fresh ex-bourbon casks (those not re-charred completely to neutrality and first fill) do suggest a bourbon character. I must say Glenlivet, the regular one, does not.

Gary