One of our favorite bloggers always tags onto the description of a drink, no rubbish. I have to agree, I am a whisky (whiskey) snob. If I am going to drink it, it needs to be the good stuff. I was living in Kentucky when the market for high quality single barrel bourbons started to develop. A classmate in law school bought a distillery - one that had not made anything in a decade but still had all of the equipment and an active license. He has made more money from that, than most of us have from practicing law.
A good single malt, a single barrel bourbon, a well aged Canadian, things of beauty to be savored slowly in small quantities, without adulteration. In other words don't water them down or mix them in a cocktail.
A friend of mine asked if it was grounds for divorce when her husband used a bottle of Blanton's to make mint-juleps, divorce - that might be a defense to homicide. It is a good thing she loves him. I wish I had bought a boatload of Blanton's when it was available by the case, I haven't been able to get my hands on a bottle in five years (well - Justin's has them for $500.)
I have a couple of special bottles in the back on the bottom shelf, things I will probably never see for sale again. Someday, I promise I will open them. (Wathens single barrel barrel select - when the family still owned them, and Forged Oak orphan barrel 18-year.) Maybe someday we will get an in person blogger gathering, and I can share with the people who brighten my world with their writing, and photos, and art.