Great Work, Ramzy, as usual!
As a frequent (OK, constant) Bourbon drinker. Ramzy is spot on. You have to find what works best for you, by trying several bourbons on different ends of the proof scale and varying mash bills, then comparing ....
My recommendation: I recently did a smell test, a color test and then a blind taste test with my neighbor using Eagle Rare, Maker's 46, Basil Hayden's and Booker's.... It was fun and educational!!
Also, I did find a Pappy 23 YO this year on Jan. 3 while out to diner with my wife and another couple. My buddy and I proceeded to drink the entire bottle at $39 a glass ( As my wife knows this was a 3+ year search, I got the OK at the start, but she was pissed when she had to walk me to the car and then drive us home.) EPIC Night.
It was as advertised, plus it felt like a great end of a treasure hunt. ( I am having trouble copying and pasting a few pictures from my phone as proof. cause you always need the proof.)