I've always thought Knob Creek was pretty good. I wouldn't call it the best although you can get some darn good bourbons for around Knob Creek prices. As I mentioned, Hancock's Presidential Reserve single barrel is one of my favorites and it's only a little more expensive.
It's coming, slowly in some places but it's coming. I have always thought that the government has no place in defining marriage at all, but my wife convinced me that while the government has such power we must ensure that everyone has the freedom to marry any adult they wish. Good luck, brother.