I was going to head down to Northern Ky to restock my bourbon shelf. A friend of mine who knows I have been lurking on this forum and that I have been trying lots of stuff asked me to pick her up something good. Her and her husband drink Makers Mark. She gave me $60 and said I could get whatever I wanted. I decided I would get the best Pappy Van Winkle I could. (I was actually very jealous because I have only had the 10 year 107 proof because I am tight with my wallet). When I got there they were out of the Van Winkle's and said they would have more in July. I also looked for Stagg but it too was gone (might be over $60 anyways). I didn't really know about the rest of the bourbons between $40 and $60. (The other two I have seen mentioned a lot would be Blantons and Rock Hill). I ended up getting a bottle of Elmer T. Lee and Four Roses Single Barrell for a total of $56.
Almost all the bourbons I buy are between $20 and $30. This got me thinking: there are so many good bourbons around $30 (Different Wellers, Eagle Rare, Woodford, Knob Creek, ETL, etc.) which ones that are in the more expensive price range are actually worth it?
Thought this could make and interesting/informative thread.