I actually tried some of that at the bar a couple weeks ago, thought it was okay but nothing to write home about. I wasn't sure what to expect from it though, and didn't know it was a scotch at the time, though most blended scotch I find is only going to go so far.
Speaking of good whiskey, I got some neat little trinkets at Hyvee today, one of them being a Woodford bottle stopper, I wish it was a pourer but oh well, they gave it to me for free along with some glasses. It's awesome what a person can get with a simple question. They just take apart the gift sets after the holidays anyway so I like to get the jump on it.
So I had a Bourbon County from Goose Island earlier tonight and at 15% ABV, I didn't need much else to get a decent buzz. It was an amazing beer, extremely flavorful, lot of bourbon flavor. Very very dark beer, with a dark red/brown head to it. I found it the be a great way to start the new year!
I had the Narwhal a while back, it was delicious and showed me that Sierra Nevada can certainly make something other than their famous pale ale, which I don't care for.
I've been going through several stouts lately, tried Guinness Extra Stout again recently after having not had it for quite some time, I honestly found it to be a little too sweet. I picked up a 4 pack of Founder's Breakfast Stout, those are amazing, perhaps the most flavorful stouts I've tasted. A really good oatmeal cream stout I found recently was Buffalo Sweat, though it was a little sweet for my taste.
All in all, 2013 was a fun year for beer, and I expect 2014 to be even better!