One of our favorite brands is Knob Creek. And not just one or two particular bottles, but the entire collection. Most of their products are under $75 a bottle and are simply fantastic! Of course, the 9 and 12 year bourbons lead the pack, but the ryes are exceptional. Throw in a cask strength rye and the choices are through the roof. Have you tried the Quarter Oak yet? For under $50 it is epic. Of course, there are the limited releases that are over $100 but for the most part, Knob Creek is probably the best brand out there.