Actually...let me run this down.
1st purchase: Old Grand Dad. I liked it a lot. (until now)
2nd purchase: Dewar's 12 year old blended scotch (different product) I love it!
After reading about 100 hours worth of forums, tasting websites, competition results, etc., I have my choices all written down for all spirits. For bourbon it was: Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Bought a Riedel Bourbon glass and the whiskey today.
NOSE: WOW!! I can smell this all day! And that's why I said I "thought" I liked Old Grand Dad. This really is a winner in the nosing.
TASTE: WOW!! Talk about spicey! This is a completely different ball game that the 2 Whiskey's mentioned above.
FINISH: I'm a newcomer. Still deciphering the definition of that. After my 1st sip, I'm just in la-la land and pondering over my experience.
My buget is about $30 for 750ml of bourbon. I will be enjoying this one for a while.