Maker's Mark is literally the bourbon we have 'on tap' at The Don's Cigar Bar and Casino. Maker's 46 is the best bourbon you can buy for the money.
The original single barrel bourbon. You can't build a list of excellent bourbons and leave Blanton's off.
Elijah Craig barrel proof is a smooth high proof bourbon with all of the flavor you would expect.
Anything that Weller makes and you can find on the shelf is a bargain. But we are partial to the Old Weller Antique 107.
Willett Family Estate Bourbon is a true winner if you can find it. If you can't try the Willett Pot Still Bourbon. Both are great.
For a smooth light bourbon you can't beat Four Roses Single Barrel. It is easy to find on the shelves too.