Agreed, and I love Scotch - the smokier and peatier the better. But it's a sipper, especially the smoky ones. Good bourbon is much more dangerous.but Bourbon is a better drinker IMO.
By the way, thanks to everyone who has been keeping this conversation going. I recently tried Eagle Rare for the first time based on what I've picked up on this thread and it was fantastic. The vanilla and sweetness makes it go down way too easily. You wouldn't need much sugar to make a killer julep with it.
Eagle Rare is my standard go to. I have found that I enjoy most of what comes out of Buffalo Trace. I bought a bottle of Stagg jr. for the heck of it. Needs a little ice to cool it down a bit (134 proof barrel strength) but the depth of flavor is astounding.