I've just developed a desire to try bourbon (perhaps it was the bourbon-and-Cokes in college), and I'm looking for a little advice. In about fifteen minutes, I'm going to try "tasting" some Maker's Mark with a little water. I might try it later on tonight or tomorrow on the rocks. Any tips for tasting/developing a taste for the spirit? Any specific brands that a new drinker might enjoy? I'm a little reserved about rye and rye-heavy bourbons, but I'm not sure if I really understand what they are all about.