thanks for the positive comment and, yes, i admit that i WANT to find a reason to like the 80 proofers...and i wonder, though, is it possibe to have a great 80 proof bourbon or even rye whiskey? it seems to work fine for the spirits of ireland and scotland...but is the nature of bourbon and rye that they are best when at 90+ proof....and even better after that? sometimes, yes, i like a smooth, straight forward pour ... a challenge of 101 and above isn't always needed!
i agree, the GJack is a fine, high quality pour. basil hayden's, too.
"Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold." Jerry Vale