One of our senior Posse members recently tried Military Special brand bourbon, and after a glass pronounced it "disappointingly good."
Civilians may not have much interaction with the Military Special brand. It's sold exclusively (thank God) at military base outlets and pretty much defines cheap. This review of Military Special rum gives an idea of it's taste: an 11 out of 100. It ranked lower than turpentine.
That said, the bourbon isn't bad, indeed it is in fact disappointingly good. Reasonably smooth and leave no foul aftertaste. Having screwed ourselves up into having a drink one would only take on a dare, we were a little disappointed.
And it's cheap as hell, so we'll be buying it in bulk.