Shared some Sazerac last night, with an old school friend, it was supported by (to avoid excessive Sazerac damage):
Highland Park 18YO
Wild Turkey 80 proof
Jim Beam White Label
Jim Beam Black label
Oh dear should not have had the Sazerac first.
Tried some of the Jim Beam white label next (which I have not drunk for years) and to be honest I thought it was fake (as my parents got it from a holiday resort in Spain and it was very cheap).
bottle of white label to compare it to and it was identical.
Take back what I said that stuff (JB WL) is rough.
The other two bourbons were OK (ish) but ...
The Highland Park and Sazerac, got on famously - two great whiskies slugging it out, with one clear winner:
BTW if JB white label has put you off trying JB rye, it shouldn't. The rye is infinitely better than the black and white label (IMHO).
As for Sazerac - best Whisky(ey) I've ever tasted (it also seems to produce a different type of intoxication - very relaxing).