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  1. The Boss
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Northern CA

    Bourbon Recommendations


    We’ve placed a new field into your user profile that should prove of value to the community as a whole. If you open your usercp, then click on ‘Edit Profile’, you’ll see a new item called “Bourbon Recommendations.” This purpose of this item is of course for you to list your favorite bourbons. The field is visible only to registered users, but will show up in the members list and is searchable as well.

    The hope is that this will help others choose a new bourbon to try without tedious searches or ”what should I try next” posts. I encourage all users, new and veteran alike, to fill out this field at their earliest convenience.
    Jim Butler

  2. The Boss
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Northern CA

    New User Guidelines

    First off, welcome to Straightbourbon.com! The following suggestions will make your experience here more pleasant and productive.

    1. Avail yourself of the search facility. The information you seek is probably buried somewhere in this site already. If you find what you area looking for, but the thread is locked due to it’s age, feel free to start a new thread.

    2. The forums are organized by topic for a reason. Please try to post in the forum which most closely matches your subject matter.

    3. As an addendum to the above, please do not cross post – that is – make the same post in more than one forum.

    4. If you’ve come here solely to get help determining the value of an old bottle, you’re not likely to receive a hearty welcome from the general membership. If the bottle in question is full, please read the announcement at the top of the collectibles forum. If the bottle's empty, then you’ve come to the wrong place. Folks here collect the contents, not the bottles.

    5. If you have trouble navigating the forums, try reading the forum FAQ. If that doesn't get your question answered, try asking for help in the ‘Software Issues’ forum. If you see a moderator or administrator in ‘Who’s Online’, feel free to send them a private message asking for help.

    6. Above all, treat other members as you would like to be treated. Once you’ve been around for awhile, remember that you were a new user once, and help others out.

  3. The Boss
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Northern CA

    Frequently used Abbreviations and Acronyms


    1792 Ridgemont Reserve 1792 (aka Ridgewood Reserve)

    1843 David Nicholson 1843

    1849 Old Fitzgerald 1849

    AA Ancient Age

    AAA Ancient Ancient Age (usually 10yo, but also 10 Star, Barrel 107)

    BH Basil Hayden

    BMH Black Maple Hill

    BT Buffalo Trace

    BTAC Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

    BTEC Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection

    COK Cream of Kentucky

    EC 12/ EC 18 Elijah Craig 12yo / 18yo

    ER 101 Eagle Rare 101

    ER 17 Eagle Rare 17yo

    ERSB Eagle Rare Single Barrel

    ET Early Times

    ETL Elmer T Lee

    EW Evan Williams

    EWSB Evan Williams Single Barrel

    FC Fighting Cock

    FR Four Roses

    FRSB Four Roses Single Barrel

    FRSmB Four Roses Small Batch

    FR120th 120 year Anniversary of the brand

    FR40th Four Roses Jim Rutledge Commemorative Bottling

    GD George Dickel

    GDBS George Dickel Barrel Select

    GD SBR George Dickel Special Barrel Reserve 10yo

    GTS George T Stagg

    HazMat George T Stagg produced over 140 proof

    HH Heaven Hill

    JB Jim Beam

    JD Jack Daniels

    KC Knob Creek

    KT Kentucky Tavern

    L&G Labrot and Graham

    Lot B Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot B

    MM Makers Mark

    OB Old Bardstown

    OC Old Charter 7yo BIB, 8yo, 10yo, 12yo

    OCPR Old Charter Proprietors Reserve 13yo

    OFBB Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

    OGD Old Grand Dad 86, 100, 114

    OO Old Overholt

    ORVW Old Rip Van Winkle (several ages/proofs)

    ORVWOTR Old Rip Van Winkle Old Tyme Rye 12yo


    OWR Old Whiskey River

    Pappy Pappy Van Winkle 15/ 20 /23yo

    PHC Parkers Heritage Collection

    PVW Pappy Van Winkle 15 /20/23yo

    RHF Rock Hill Farms

    RR 101/ RR 90 Wild Turkey Russells Reserve

    Saz Jr. Sazerac Straight Rye (with no age statement)

    Saz/ Saz 18 Sazerac 18yo Rye

    SW, S-W Stitzel-Weller

    The Fox Virginia Gentleman 90

    Tribute WT Tribute

    VG Virginia Gentleman

    VOB Very Old Barton 80, 86, 90, BIB

    VROHH Very Rare Old Heaven Hill 10yo BIB

    VOF Very Old Fitzgerald

    VSOF Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yo

    VVOF Very Very Old Fitzgerald

    VWFRR Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yo

    WLW William Larue Weller

    WR Woodford Reserve

    WRFG Woodford Reserve Four Grain

    WRSC Woodford Reserve Sonoma Cutrer

    WT Wild Turkey (often followed by age/proof)

    WTAS Wild Turkey American Spirit

    WTKS Kentucky Spirit

    WTRB Rare Breed


    ABV Alcohol By Volume

    BHC Bourbon Heritage Collection

    BIB Bottled In Bond and here and here

    BOTY Bourbonian of the Year. Work hard and one day you may be bestowed with this title.

    BTOTY Bourbonian Taster of the Yearputtin your tongue to the test. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

    BUB Butt Ugly Bottle- an older bottling of ETL /Barrel 107

    DSP Distilled Spirits Plant see also: The Cecil Index

    GNS Grain Neutral Spirits

    KBD Kentucky Bourbon Distillers

    KBF Kentucky Bourbon Festival

    KSB Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    NAS No Age Statement

    ND National Distillers

    SB Single Barrel

    UDV United Distillers and Vintners

    UPC Universal Product Code (the bar code that is on everything you buy)

    VBT Virtual Blind Tasting rules bottlings 1 2

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