|George T. Stagg--A lion of a bourbon.|
I'm not much for ratings unless I'm tasting things side-by-side, but I'll give this a 90. The bourbons I've named above are the only others that compare, so maybe it should be higher, but I'm gonna tell you a dirty little secret: whiskeys between 95 and 105 proof, stuff I don't have to cut on my own, are always going to come in higher than their barrel-proof alternatives. (I know, the purists are pissed again.)
This is a fantastic bourbon. If you're going to cut it (which is something I recommend), you should go with water instead of ice to get a consistent flavor throughout the pour. A slow-melting ice-cube means it'll kick your ass at the beginning and waste your money at the end. But by all means, drink this whiskey if you can get your hands on it.