This is, of course, one of the few bourbon selections that is available in Fla.. I have never considered it, primarily because so many other more fetching options were ,albeit harder thus more enthusiastically received, available. As well, the written good word was, at best, sparsely spread. I may, eventually, try it as I work my way through the dizzying array. But I've worked my way down to Michters so far and Yell is yet down the line.
Your point about 80 proof is well made though. So much of what I've read here has indicated the tendency of lower proof to represent lower quality. I would think there might be exceptions to this rule. But I don't know what they would be.