But Tennessee Whiskey doesn't have the same qualities as Bourbon, and does not have the same complexity. Sure you get the odd decent Single Barrel from JD but on the whole, Bourbon has more character.
If you have anything you can recommend to change my mind, please, recommend away.
PS - we're not all Brits, some of us are in the 10% with passports
Sorry to divert from bikes for a moment (btw, what the hell happened, this thread used to be incredible, I stop paying attention for a few weeks and it goes RW and ugly-crap).
Anyway, I'm afraid I'm a bourbon drinker myself... so I wouldn't be much help on the Tenn-whiskey front. I imagine the geographical limitations on TN-whiskey play a role in there being very few offerings in that category.
I'm working on a magnum bottle of Eagle Rare (the owners of a local fancy wine shop went down to the distillery and selected a few barrels which were bottled up for them. This is in Boston, Massachusetts, so don't get too excited), which is quite nice, and trying not to consume a bottle of 23 yo Old Rip Van Winkle (wow, amazing).
While I imagine the bourbon offerings are a little slimmer over there, I suppose you must have access to some of the export-only offerings?