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Old 12-14-2013, 03:32 PM   #1461
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Couldn't agree more! The last bottle I had was 68% ABV and after cutting the first dram and after that I didn't cut anymore. Really great stuff but you've got to be careful 2-3 glasses and you're getting pretty close to blitzed in some cases. I guess it depends on what you call a glass. I usually pour doubles and sip so I'm done after 2.
That's about what I do, pour doubles and sip. But I'll usually switch to something else after one.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #1462
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Pouring old weller 107. IMO this is a very underrated wheater. Beautiful dark appearance. I'd love to get my hands on some 12yo to try. Darn N.C. being an ABC state....
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #1463
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got lucky today.....

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Old 12-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #1464
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #1465
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Robitussin like taste fresh out of the bottle. Decant for a month and it is a total different bourbon. really opens up.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #1466
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A friend of mine let me try some Knob Creek…and I was pleasantly surprised. So I picked up a bottle of Basil Hayden (at the recommendation of a friend), and I'm quite enjoying it. I'm a complete newbie to it. Any recommendations?

I never ventured down this road primarily due to the "burns" I got from scotch…and I just lumped all whiskey/bourbon/scotches into the same boat…and skipped them. Shame on me.

Anyhoo. Carry on.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #1467
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A friend of mine let me try some Knob Creek…and I was pleasantly surprised. So I picked up a bottle of Basil Hayden (at the recommendation of a friend), and I'm quite enjoying it. I'm a complete newbie to it. Any recommendations?

I never ventured down this road primarily due to the "burns" I got from scotch…and I just lumped all whiskey/bourbon/scotches into the same boat…and skipped them. Shame on me.

Anyhoo. Carry on.
My "cheap, everyday" bourbon - Evan Williams, especially the Single Barrel. A great bourbon at a great price.
My "mid-range, glass on the weekends" bourbon - Woodford Reserve
My "special occasion" bourbon - Pappy van Winkle, of which I've only ever had one bottle.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #1468
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Hey Scotty, there are a few good suggestions in this thread but a good place to start would be Woodford Reserve. Not the Double Oak or whatever, just the straight stuff.

Although I prefer my bourbon neat, you might try throwing just 1 or 2 ice cubes in the glass and let them do their thing until melted. It will lower the temp just a bit of the bourbon which some feel you get less alcohol burn from. It also dilutes the drink just a bit but not too much to ruin the taste.

Pretty soon you will be getting on the wait list for Pappy's.

You are probably going to get a ton of suggestions though but Woodford is a pretty safe bet IMHO.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #1469
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Sweet! Thanks for the advice. The Spec's by me is a new store, so they don't have crap in stock. They DO have Hendricks gin, though. My other fav.

I'll venture out to a better store and see what they have.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:07 PM   #1471
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So I've been enjoying the bourbon as of late. Might have to consult this thread and posters some more...
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #1472
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Not yet. Some life crap got in the way. Will probably do some venturing this Saturday.
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Not yet. Some life crap got in the way. Will probably do some venturing this Saturday.
I hate when life gets in the way of bourbon.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #1474
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Didn't venture...due to holiday traffic...but I went back to the place by my house and they have Bulleit 750ml on sale for $20. Pretty tasty.
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Didn't venture...due to holiday traffic...but I went back to the place by my house and they have Bulleit 750ml on sale for $20. Pretty tasty.
Pretty good stuff, I like it. At $20 it's a fair price too.
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Pouring some E'dub single barrel and reminiscing montano. You are still missed pal!

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Wifey picked me up some russell reserve 10 year for a christmas present. Yup, I like bourbon!
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #1479
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Pouring old weller 107. IMO this is a very underrated wheater. Beautiful dark appearance. I'd love to get my hands on some 12yo to try. Darn N.C. being an ABC state....
107 is a great bourbon.

Just picked up a 1.75L of Weller 12 today.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:20 AM   #1480
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Just received a present in the mail: russell reserve 10 year and 2 la gloria cubana cigars...life is good!
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