Ahhh, I'm Scottish and love the broguing (surname = McAllister)... I wear my ghillie brogues quite often with my kilt but I do understand that not everyone likes that much adornment on their shoes. If you can get to an AE brick and mortar, you can check out the bourbon in person. If you go back through this thread there are several pics of bourbon shoes. It has been noted that some bourbons come a little darker, some a little lighter, but I just got these last week: Hope that helps. I hadn't conditioned or polished these yet at the time of the picture.