Welcome to Bourbon Famous, and thanks for reading a little bit more about where we're coming from in our written and video reviews
Philosophy- First, we need to establish that both Jarrod and Philip believe that bourbon (and whiskey) should be approachable to everyone, and the taste, price, and abundance of choices, shouldn't be a detracting factor. In this vein we try to present all of our reviews in a very understandable manner, to hopefully let everyone know what the drink tastes like, and what to spend money on. We don't believe that it's necessary to be condescending or make more out of it then there is, I mean we're tasting bourbon here, not building a hyperloop.
Price/Value - Price will depend on where you purchase your liquor, however when we talk about price we are referring to MSRP (unless specifically saying secondary prices). Value is a different factor which will vary between every person, as it will depend on what you are comfortable spending on bourbon. That being said, we try to be clear and upfront about what is actually worth spending your money on, versus what is priced too high due to marketing. Ideally this site and our reviews besides being entertaining, will help you make decisions on what is worth the price and/or a good value. We'll be the guinea pigs for you.
Grading - In all of our reviews we give each drink a letter grade from A-F, with A being a fantastic bourbon for the price, and F being undrinkable/avoid at all costs. Our grading takes into consideration taste, availability, and value. Therefore in order for a bourbon to be rated a B in the $80 range, it must be significantly better than a B bourbon in the $40 range. This should make sense as you would expect to be getting some increased value out of paying more, but unfortunately that's not always the case (another reason we're here).