Knob Creek is sounding very good. The bourbon suggestions I am getting are all reasonably priced and available in my grocery, so those will be easy enough (although I might have to go with the Maker's Mark gift set just for the extra goodies).
Scotch is a different story. Definitely a jump in price on those. I do love the flavor and smoothness of Jameson, so I'd like to try Glendiddich (but again, it carries a significant premium over Jameson, Knob Creek, and Maker's). I might have to bug some friends when I'm home for the holidays before I get a chance to try another scotch.
EDIT: similar but side note, has anyone tried Crystal Head vodka? I caught sight of some, and even though it's pretty steep (almost $50), I'm tempted to grab one just for the bottle.
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