So, its Christmas 2007 and my wife and I have my parents and my in-laws over. Dinner went great and eventually it was time for dessert. We retired to by basement where my bar resides. My mom hops on a stool and asks for a liquor type drink maybe something sweet. I pull out a Pappy 23 for her and pour her a little and throw an ice cube or 2 in for her by request. SHE LOVED IT!! She said it was kind of sweet and she really enjoyed it. I was floored and grinning ear to ear!
My mother is from Greece although has been in NJ for over 30 years now (with my father). For those that have been to Greece most of the life revolves around Greek brandy (Metaxa and there are some higher end ones that are pretty darn good), wine/beer, and mostly ouzo. She asked what was in bourbon that gave it the touch of sweetness. I gave her a brief lesson in AMERICAN bourbon whisky as compared to scotch whisky.
It made my Christmas!