I like bourbon, but I am a really a whiskey fan in general. Although I will typically mix a drink in the evening, whiskey is the only thing I will sip straight. So, I always pick suitable whiskeys and, of course, suitable bourbons for sipping. Currently, I have a bottle of Ridgemont Reserve 1792 as my bourbon for sipping. I don't like mixing something of this quality in a mixed drink that would typically call for a bourbon. I feel that the subtleties are wasted once all of the other stuff gets mixed together in there. Heck, I even enjoy vodka if I mix it with some other stuff.

I want a cheap bourbon to mix with. What can you guys recommend? I was thinking Evan Williams Black - $10.50 here in PA. Decent choice, or am I making a mistake?