Partly because of the hurricane and partly because of my new found love for whiskey and bourbon, I am in need of some suggestions for possible sippers this weekend. My recent favorites have been the always reliable-Makers Mark, the newcomer-Angels Envy, and good ole Woodford and Buffalo Trace. I would like to branch out a little bit and am looking for some other brands that the more "seasoned" enthusiast might enjoy. If it helps with suggestions I alternate between drinking it on the rocks or mixing up an old fashioned.
P.S. I am also not opposed to Scotch suggestions, my current favorite is Chivas.
Basil-Hayden should be on your list for sure. Wellers is great. Henry McKenna 10 year is among the very best and Old Forester 10 year is right up there.. the best least expensive bourbon is Jeffers Creek... I think. Many would disagree. I want mention Pappys because you will never get it.
As a college student I once had the opportunity to try Pappys from a successful, quite intoxicated and generous alumni at our fraternity house. However, not knowing the lore behind it, I regretfully declined. I regret that decision to this day.
If you like Maker's Mark, you'll probably like Larceny. Both are wheated bourbon. Eagle Rare is excellent, as someone suggested. Evan Williams Bonded is excellent, and it's about $20 for a fifth. I prefer wheated bourbon, but some of them are starting to get crazily priced (most of the Weller vertical, and the Old Fitz decanters).