To be fair, I think VOB needs a bit of water or melted ice to take the edge off, but there a lot of bourbons that cost more that need that, too.
I've always thought if I had a barrel, I'd fill it with some like VOB to recharge it, so I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one.
And, I know there must be white whiskey out there that is decent but the craft distillers around here aren't making it. It's almost as if they add botanicals to give it different flavors. Different flavors of BAD.