I got into whiskey recently, and I figured I'd start a thread where people can discuss their favorites, and offer recommendations. Being an American, I was drawn to the American whiskeys. I started myself off with a bottle of Gentleman Jack after hearing it was an easy start for beginners, and it was. It went down easy, and was sufficient in introducing me to the whiskeys where flavor is the priority (sipping as opposed to tilting your head back and taking a shot). I enjoyed it, and was sort of sad when the bottle was gone. Definitely worth the price. Having enjoyed the Jack, I decided to stick with the brand, and go for a more "premium" whiskey. I got myself a bottle of JD Single Barrel. Without getting into too much detail, while it was good, certainly not worth the price. If I was going to buy another bottle of Jack, I'd go with the Gentleman Jack. I decided to switch brands after my disappointment with the JD Single Barrel, opting instead for a pure bourbon, and got myself a bottle of Maker's 46. Wow. First of all, the aroma alone is so much more enticing than any other whiskey I've drank. Alcohol aside (it's 94 proof), the vanilla and maple notes coming through were probably the best smell I've ever experienced coming through an alcoholic beverage, and my first sip sold me. Very spicy at first (though not to the point of being overwhelming or enjoyable), after holding the whiskey on my tongue for a bit, the flavor really came through. I don't have enough experience to describe it in detail, but it is fantastic. It goes down so much easier than other whiskey's I've had. It's certainly one I would recommend. I have a hard time imagining myself enjoying a whiskey more than I did the 46, and for $33 dollars for a fifth, it's one hell of a buy.