Well guys, I've finally registered here and have thought long and hard about a good first question. Well, maybe not that hard. Anyway, I consider myself more of a "beer man" as I enjoy taking in the flavors and aromas of a delicious brew, especially from our local brewery down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Lazy Magnolia. On to the question part; I have a buddy who swears by Bulleit and Woodford Reserve, in fact, I don't think I've ever seen him without a flask of the stuff or just carrying around a fifth of it. He's convinced me to get into Bourbon, but I'm not exactly sure where to start. I had a pour of Bulleit and Woodford Reserve, as well as a bit of Buffalo Trace, all neat. I have to say I wasn't extremely pleased with the Bulleit, but I have a feeling that's just my inexperienced palette. The question is, where should a relative newcomer start out? I've had various experience with Bourbons, but I need to know what a good first time purchase would be, preferably one that isn't much more than 30-40 bucks. I appreciate the help and I look forward to discussing my findings.