I just discovered this site and I have to say that I am quite impressed. Now for my Question.... I'm going to be buying my first bottle of bourbon Mon. or Tues. and was looking for some suggestions on a good one to start with. I was considering Maker's Mark until I stumbled across this site. After reading some posts, I now think I might go with Evan Williams Single Barrel. Or maybe Elijah Craig (any versions of this brand I should look for, or stay away from?) As for availability, I live in a city with a population of about 140,000 in No. IL(Rockford), so I should have quite a few brands stocked here, although I haven't looked yet. I also don't want to spend over @30 bucks for a bottle. So if anyone could point me in the right direction, or give me some tips it would be greatly appreciated.