I'm intrigued by Ryan's notion of an "objectively good bourbon". I'm inclined to agree that a "good" bourbon is possessed of certain qualities; qualities that are concrete and tangible. Shall we have a crack at defining these qualities? Sort of an RFC for quality bourbon?
P.S. Ryan, I looked it up in my Creole-English dictionary, and "straightbourbonvivant" translates to "quiche eater". Le yuck!