Gentlemen,

I'm going to the Bourbon Festival this September and I am planning on having a $500 bourbon budget. Some of my favorites that are readily available to me here in Virginia are: Blanton's, Kentucky Spirit, WT Rare Breed, & Knob Creek.
Two must buys in Kentucky are Hirsch 16 Y.O. and L&G's Woodford Reserve. What other bourbons should I buy?

Linn S.