I like a good bourbon and am prejudiced toward products from the Buffalo Trace distillery. I have tasted lots of bourbons and for the life of me I cannot come up with the descriptive nuances that these bourbon tasters use. Either it's smooth or not and either I like it or not.
I'm with you. I'm kinda a snob about Buffalo Trace products too.
It's getting harder to find other products I want to spend the money on as I've built a nice collection for now.
I will share some of my favorites outside Buffalo Trace:
Smoke Wagon Uncut & Unfiltered Savage & Cooke - Burning Chair Makers Mark 46 Blade & Bow John Bowman (though, technically, they get their juice form Buffalo Trace) 1792 (though, also owned by Sazaerac, I wonder if they get their juice from Buffalo Trace).