See, ether.....it was worth the wait. I'm glad to know that Makers 46 might not be worth the effort/$$$. There are so many to try and this narrows down the field. Pappy Van Winkel is what I would like to try...anybody tried it? It is VERY pricey....>$100 I think. All of these are very subjective and obviously what one person likes, another may deplore. I just know that I like any of the bourbons better than any other of the harder stuff. I used to be a rum guy but my wife introduced me to bourbons and I haven't looked back. I just like everything about it...the color, the fragrance and of course the flavor. I can't say that I really dislike any that I have tried. I just like some better than others.