Release Still the case here, I have been known to go through a bottle on my own, it's not advisable, but very doable. I started buying the liter bottles, they hold up better. I fell in love with Bulliet Bourbon, there is something about it that just hits my palet just right and the 10 year, ooohhh my that's just great stuff.
Scotch goes to Laugavulen 16 year, amazing balance, but not for you if you don't like the smoke and peat.
One really interesting one is called Camp Fire from High West Distillery. They blend a scotch, Bourbon and Rye together to make a delightful smokey whiskey.
None of it holds a candle to Pappi Van Winkle 18 or 22, but that's 8x the cost so not really a fair comparison.