My brother-in-law has got me on a huge bourbon kick. He joined a local bourbon facebook group and has been buying bottles at a crazy rate. I'd guess he's spent upwards of $2k since Thanksgiving. I'm currently trying to build up a decent collection, though I won't be rivaling him anytime soon.
This week I picked up a Wathen's store pick and an Eagle Rare from a store in Northern Kentucky. The owner is a nice guy, he hooks up his regulars and store pick buyers with the rare stuff. I went in for the Wathan's and he asked me what my favorites were. Went through the list, Blanton's (but hard to find), Elijah Craig as my cheap go-to, Eagle Rare (but hard to find). He said they had Eagle Rare behind the counter if I wanted to buy a bottle.
Also picked up a bottle of Weller's Special Reserve last night.