I prefer Scotch to bourbon. When I drink bourbon, I like the sweetness of it. I like the sweet notes of sour mash and the lack of sharp notes and bitterness. This bottle does everything right until the finish, where it is kicks you in the back of the throat with sharpness. Not a great bottle for sipping. Absolutely perfect in combination with Coke on a hot day. Makes me wish I were in The Grove before an Ole' Miss game.