mfurman wrote:You guys convinced me to have another try. I got Pappy Van Winkle Reserve 20 YO
That's not quite an LCBO bourbon now, is it?
Have not had the Pappy 20, but I do have the 15, which is immense. The Van Winkle bourbons, having wheat rather than rye as the "small" grain, are not typical of the genre these days—the large majority are ryed, not wheated—but they are spectacular when done right. If you like it, you might also want to try the aged and higher proof Wellers (e.g., Old Weller Antique 100º), especially the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection's William Larue Weller. It drinks like cognac.
Let us know how it goes!