Four or five years ago I was in the French Quarter in New Orleans and I went ahead and tried a mint julep at Pat O'Briens. Having drinks in their crazy glassware is a typical tourist thing to do. I don't know what bourbon they used. I was just going along with the crowd but I was surprised by how much I liked it. That being said, I haven't felt the desire to have one since. But yes, I did like the mint julep.
The now defunct ale house
that had been my second home for many years used to make mint juleps on the day of the Kentucky Derby. I never did have one there but I could see myself having another in a situation like that. Not at all my typical manner of drinking whisky, though.