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Martian
02-07-2009, 09:44
Are you tired of hearing about bottles of Pappy Van Winkle 20 or 23 that most of us have never seen, much less pay a ridiculous price for? I've never even seen a bottle of Pappy 15. Are you tired of hearing about export only bottles of Wild Turkey? Are you tired of hearing about extinct brands like 1968 bottles of Old Crow 86 or even WT RR 101 or Eagle Rare 101? They are gone. Get over it. Are you tired of Jim Beam bashing? What's that all about? I think the current JB Black is outstanding and reasonably priced. Are you tired of hearing about distilleries that burned down or closed decades ago?
Ok, I'm ready. Bash away.
Steve

spun_cookie
02-07-2009, 10:47
The JB Black 8 yr on American Airlines is tasty. I like it better than the MM thay had for years.

If you need a store location in Dallas to find PVW 15, 20 and 23 let me know (PM me) :D there are a bunch that carry it down there.

The WTRR 101 and ER 101 is still on the shelves in a lot of places as with a lot of the other bourbon that folks are lucky enough to put their hands one. Sort of like an Easter Egg hunt for us bourbon nuts.

These things come in waves. At least from all the older threads I have read. The Old Crow 10yr / 86 proof as an example was big when the got a set 3-4 yrs ago and then the discussion dropped off. Then I was guilty of finding a few and distributing them among SB members for the cost I got them at (Do you want one, I have a few left over, PM me). I am sure that discussion will drop off in a couple months. The booze will be gone and only memories left...

I do not like the scotch threads, so I skip those. I personally think it is a spoiled whiskey that folks have grown to like through a long, painful, torturous path like being a POW.... ;) I have always wondered if big scotch fans like molded bread and spoiled milk :rolleyes:

I will admit I have been brain rapped with more history than I ever wanted to know, but it has been great when I walk into a rundown liquor store and I can pick up some Old Fitzgerald Bond and Prime, Early Times, ER, Old Taylor, Old Forester, pre fire HH, UD distilled Old Grand Dad, Virginia Gentleman and a few others and know about how good the juice is based on the Tax stamp, UPC code or lack there of and the Government warning or lack their of.

What I find interesting is being able to compare the DSP 16 juice against the DSP 31, 24 or 1 and know why they may be different so I can search out some of the others in that line I may care for. It is nice knowing that I can look at pre 90 Rebel yell and know it is close to the 80s Cabin Still and the Old Fitz Prime and BIB. Since the distillery sold in 72, the changes can be depicted by taste and broken into 2-3 yr increments where the distillation, age, barreling, rick procedure and other process elements changed and know that without opening the bottle in the store about how good it is and know if I will like it.. .I think that is neat....

I have been surprised that a lot of the export only WTs are or were available in select locations here in the states. That confuses me, but then again it is a short trip that gets me lost. I have been also amazed that all the only WT that is gone here has ended up on Japan auction websites like Yahoo. How did they get so much US only release bourbon...

But, alas, this is a tired of hearing thread... So, I am tired of hearing "Change we can believe in"

:deadhorse:







:70358-devil: Sorry Martin, I could not resist... this was far more fun than cleaning the house....

TomH
02-07-2009, 11:11
Not bashing, but my simple answer is .....No!

To be honest, I really wouldn't see a purpose for a discussion forum that limited itself to mass marketed items. I appreciate the insights that members give on the more esoteric bottlings. I have not really gotten into the dusty hunting (with one noteable exception to buy some ORVW15/107 a couple of years ago) as I really enjoy trying all the new releases (including several that get "blasted" by many on this board (e.g. Woodford 4 grain, Woodword Sweet Mash, Ri1, etc). Just because someone else doesn't like it, has no bearing on what I enjoy. Likewise, just because I am not the biggest Wild Turkey fan around, does not mean that I don't enjoying hearing others talk about it.

I see this forum as a vast font of information. I really don't need to know much more on the mass release items, I had them and I know what I like and don't like (BTW, I think I remember a thread some time back where serveral folks - I think I was one, but don't remember if I actually posted) discussed that JBB was a good value pour (and there was a similiar thread on the dark side folder about JWB)). Thanks to the people on this board, I have been able to hear about and find ORVW15/107, WT 12YO Split Label, Weller 12 bottled from SW and serveral other limited bottlings. If I wasn't interested in these items, I could get anything I need by just going to my corner liquor store.

Finally, if I hadn't been interested in all this esoteric information, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet and enjoy time with the many members I have been able to meet in real life and share a drink or two or three or....lost count at the Gazebo).

Tom

ILLfarmboy
02-07-2009, 11:52
EC 12. Recently there was a thread on EC 12 that just wouldn't die.
Beer, period. I'm not a beer drinker.

barturtle
02-07-2009, 11:59
I'm tired of hearing people say we shouldn't have this or should get rid of that..if we didn't need them they wouldn't be getting used.

callmeox
02-07-2009, 15:21
Since you asked, I'm honestly tired of the negative threads popping up here and there. After I get an idea where the thread is going, I just avoid the ones that I don't want to follow.

ILLfarmboy
02-07-2009, 15:47
Since you asked, I'm honestly tired of the negative threads popping up here and there. After I get an idea where the thread is going, I just avoid the ones that I don't want to follow.


I'm not sure I understand. Threads with a negative tone in the "politics section" I can understand. But are you upset at posters registering their dislike of whiskeys like Rye One or RR Rye?

Negative reviews are just as helpful as positive ones provided that they are sincere observations and not just someone ripping on a product because it is their twisted notion of fun or because they have an ax to grind with the parent company.

callmeox
02-07-2009, 15:53
I don't find threads stating that "bourbon XXX tastes like ass" to be helpful or necessary.

Like I said, I just avoid them instead of trying to bogart the enjoyment of others here.

ggilbertva
02-07-2009, 15:58
No is my answer and probably because I add to the esoteric topics on older bottles and such. There are many on this board that are passionate about bourbon and its history so for those folks and myself, I like discussions that span all things bourbon. For those that don't really care, they can skip those threads that center on an old distillery's or 60's era Old Crow, or anything else that's not current. This board spans many areas of bourbon and non-bourbon topics, so take your pick.

wadewood
02-07-2009, 16:23
Are you tired of hearing about bottles of Pappy Van Winkle 20 or 23 that most of us have never seen, much less pay a ridiculous price for? I've never even seen a bottle of Pappy 15. Are you tired of hearing about export only bottles of Wild Turkey? Are you tired of hearing about extinct brands like 1968 bottles of Old Crow 86 or even WT RR 101 or Eagle Rare 101? They are gone. Get over it. Are you tired of Jim Beam bashing? What's that all about? I think the current JB Black is outstanding and reasonably priced. Are you tired of hearing about distilleries that burned down or closed decades ago?
Ok, I'm ready. Bash away.
Steve

WT RR 101 and ER 10/101 may be dead brands, but they are plenty of bottles of them still sitting on store shelves (at least so here in Houston and probably in your area- Dallas). Pappy 15 is not a dead brand; it is limited due to their supply, but is available in Texas and I'm sure you could find a bottle in Dallas.

But if you like JB Black, drink away. I like it as well; a good fair price bourbon.

Attila
02-07-2009, 17:19
I tired of hearing about the evils of eBay.

kickert
02-07-2009, 17:27
I am tired of hearing my wife tell me I already have enough bourbon.

Attila
02-07-2009, 17:37
I am tired of hearing my wife tell me I already have enough bourbon.

There is ALWAYS that.

unclebunk
02-07-2009, 18:51
I am tired of hearing my wife tell me I already have enough bourbon.

Amen, brother. Though I think I'm wearing her down.

spun_cookie
02-07-2009, 19:12
I am tired of hearing my wife tell me I already have enough bourbon.

So am I:27: .

Do you mind of I tell her to back off a little. There is learning going on here and her rhetoric detracts from the experience :splappin:











Please do not share this post with your wide... she does not know me well enough to hate me yet... give it some time... she will get there on her own :D

Jono
02-07-2009, 19:18
No, as in most things variety of experience and interest expressed is beneficial...kinda of like listening to the radio...if you don't like a station...change it. Everyone has different interests and contribute in different ways...to each his own is how I see it. I can understand frustration with some topics or points of view but that is just the normal response to any large group of people pontificating about bourbon or whatever. It is just a sharing of interest(s) -even if conclusions are variable -for those who care to participate.

ILLfarmboy
02-07-2009, 22:19
I'm tired of government warnings. Sick to death of them realy. Who the ____ is the Surgeon General to warn me about drinking my favorite adult libation. I'm tired of seeing those infernal warnings on bottles. Frankly, they can muck up an otherwise handsome label/bottle design. I find it particularly irritating on bottles of Baby Saz. I'm not sure why. I guess because that sticker is mostly 'warning'.

kickert
02-08-2009, 06:34
So am I:27: .

Do you mind of I tell her to back off a little. There is learning going on here and her rhetoric detracts from the experience :splappin:

Please do not share this post with your wide... she does not know me well enough to hate me yet... give it some time... she will get there on her own :D

Em, you are already on the bad list - you contributed to the problem.

polyamnesia
02-08-2009, 08:01
not really TIRED OF...but i see constant threads on all these great dusties and/or premium bottlings....

but it's simply because i am ENVIOUS!:skep: :rolleyes: :cool:

i admit, when i FIND a dusty....or get a premium bottle, i'm right there telling the tale.

so, yeah, i'm tired of my own ambivalence and griping.

cheers to all that irk my coveting!:bowdown: :smiley_acbt: :grin:

GOCOUGS2002
02-08-2009, 10:01
So am I:27: .

Do you mind of I tell her to back off a little. There is learning going on here and her rhetoric detracts from the experience :splappin:

Please do not share this post with your wide... she does not know me well enough to hate me yet... give it some time... she will get there on her own :D


Em, you are already on the bad list - you contributed to the problem.

I leverage :bowdown:Emeralds:bowdown: "problem" to my advantage. I took my wife to his house and said "see it could be worse", to which she agreed. Although I am worried about her reaction when I show up with a trunk full of Bourbon in March:grin:.


To keep in spirit of this thread, I am tired of hearing about

Non Bourbon: Celebrity Weight problems; I find it disheartening when someone can tell me how much Jessica Simpson weighs but has no knowledge of Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, the reason Iraq almost fell into a civil war or

Bourbon: People complaining about not being able to find or try bottles. Many on here are more than willing to go out of their way to get you what you want (whether it is a 50ml or opening up a bottle when you are in the area) or tell you where you can find it...

Stu
02-08-2009, 10:08
I'm not tired of anything on the site. I don't always post a lot, but I enjoy reading the posts of others. If there is a thread I don't like or if someone starts getting hostile, or thinks I'm getting hostile, I just avoid that thread. Even though I'm probably one of the oldest members of this board (in years spent on earth), I'm relatively new to bourbon (yes, I like that nasty iodine and seaweed flavored malt from across the water). As such, I enjoy reading about whiskeys I may never get the chance to taste. the beauty of it is that because of this board i have tasted a multitude of whiskeys that I otherwise would never had experienced. Thanks to all who have helped guide me over the last few years and who have generously shared some treasures with me.

theDon
02-08-2009, 13:27
I'm tired of the replies that are 8 MILES LONG. Say what you need to say in one or two SHORT paragraphs. If I have to scroll down to continue reading your post, it is too damn long.

OscarV
02-08-2009, 14:00
Democrats, Republicans, Christians and Muslims.

All the other religions and political parties don't post enough to get tired of.

Martian
02-09-2009, 07:10
Thanks for the replies. I just thought I would stir things up a bit.

Josh
02-09-2009, 12:37
I'm tired of this thread. ;)

Squash
02-10-2009, 19:54
1) IMO and IMHO. If it's your post, we know it's your opinion.

2) "It is what it is," or anything of that ilk. For instance, Nebraska noted in writing about Johnnie Walker Scotch "The red is the red."
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6158&highlight=red+is+the+johnnie+walker+blue
How anyone ever came to the conclusion that this type of statement conveys any new or useful information is beyond me.

Buffalo Bill
02-11-2009, 07:41
[QUOTE=spun_cookie;158883]

I will admit I have been brain rapped with more history than I ever wanted to know, but it has been great when I walk into a rundown liquor store and I can pick up some Old Fitzgerald Bond and Prime, Early Times, ER, Old Taylor, Old Forester, pre fire HH, UD distilled Old Grand Dad, Virginia Gentleman and a few others and know about how good the juice is based on the Tax stamp, UPC code or lack there of and the Government warning or lack their of.

***Yo Spun Man alias Dumped = I was thinking in the same direction, with all the codified theoretical history jargon.... BUT - without it I wouldn't be falling over boxes and slamming my head into old and rusty liquor store shelves, trying to find another dusty - and I wouldn't have been accosted by bourbon crazed neophytes and history junkies on SB.Com either ;-)

What we need is a well-written "Bourbon Thesaurus" so it's time we gang up on Cowdery. So Chuck, put the pen to the paper my good brutha! Help us in the name of God fearing bourbon, guts and America! That is, before we all go cross-eyed from trying to read those damn UPC codes. BB

spun_cookie
02-11-2009, 08:56
I will admit I have been brain rapped with more history than I ever wanted to know, but it has been great when I walk into a rundown liquor store and I can pick up some Old Fitzgerald Bond and Prime, Early Times, ER, Old Taylor, Old Forester, pre fire HH, UD distilled Old Grand Dad, Virginia Gentleman and a few others and know about how good the juice is based on the Tax stamp, UPC code or lack there of and the Government warning or lack there of.


***Yo Spun Man alias Dumped = I was thinking in the same direction, with all the codified theoretical history jargon.... BUT - without it I wouldn't be falling over boxes and slamming my head into old and rusty liquor store shelves, trying to find another dusty - and I wouldn't have been accosted by bourbon crazed neophytes and history junkies on SB.Com either ;-)


This initially undesired info helpd score me an 80s Old Taylor. My first old Taylor in the collection and it is super tasty at only 80 proof. I will be on the lookout for these in teh future.

Buffalo Bill
02-11-2009, 13:55
This initially undesired info helpd score me an 80s Old Taylor. My first old Taylor in the collection and it is super tasty at only 80 proof. I will be on the lookout for these in teh future.

Wow. That ain't something I've seen around... I'll have to go back and read your tasting notes again, I remember seeing them.

Cheers,

BB

ILLfarmboy
02-11-2009, 15:43
Democrats, Republicans, Christians and Muslims.

All the other religions and political parties don't post enough to get tired of.

Muslim posters........ on a website dedicated to bourbon?

The Boozer
02-14-2009, 07:35
[quote=Squash;159426]1) IMO and IMHO. If it's your post, we know it's your opinion.

Agree 100%
TJ

luv2hunt
02-14-2009, 21:02
I'm tired of the replies that are 8 MILES LONG. Say what you need to say in one or two SHORT paragraphs. If I have to scroll down to continue reading your post, it is too damn long.

LOL!!!! I agree with The Don!

kickert
02-14-2009, 21:42
LOL!!!! I agree with The Don!

Just make sure they are at least 16 characters long.

barturtle
02-15-2009, 01:21
LOL!!!! I agree with The Don!

I disagree...without long, verbose answers we wouldn't have been able to enjoy the insightful musings of many of our most esteemed members.

Special Reserve
02-15-2009, 04:28
I disagree...without long, verbose answers we wouldn't have been able to enjoy the insightful musings of many of our most esteemed members.


Long replies don't make for "esteemed members" in my view.

Buffalo Bill
02-24-2009, 08:40
I'm tired of TV and listening to "Dumb-Shit Media" destroying the mood and quality of life in this country. The billionaires in charge of this circus need a good kick in the ass! BB

The Boozer
02-27-2009, 10:39
Dusty finds and "ample bottles on shelves" of dead or discounted brands like WTRR 101 or ER10/101. Not in my State (controlled). If there are any dead brands on the shelves in your State my question is WHY? Buy them all unless you don't like the brand or bottling. I would love to try ER10-101 or sloped shoulder of IW Harper, OF BiB; etc, etc, etc. Every liquor store in my State sells the same Beam products, with only a couple of the better stores offering a wider selection, BT & HH brands. Only the current stuff is available.
TJ

mozilla
02-27-2009, 12:11
I am tired of reading someones 1000th post about nothing and a link to it ...or what someone else reported on and a link to it...of coarse 9 out of 10 of them are OT or PRC. It's like having the news station on 24/7.

As far as whisky threads....they don't bother me at all. Keep em coming! I'll take a million bad whisky threads over one PRC thread.

Thank God for whisky!

OscarV
02-27-2009, 13:11
I am tired of reading someones 1000th post about nothing and a link to it ...or what someone else reported on and a link to it...of coarse 9 out of 10 of them are OT or PRC. It's like having the news station on 24/7.

As far as whisky threads....they don't bother me at all. Keep em coming! I'll take a million bad whisky threads over one PRC thread.

Thank God for whisky!

Hear, Hear!!
I second that!!

PhilsFan
02-27-2009, 14:38
I'm tired of hearing how bad off we are in this country. Sure we have economic challenges these days, but most of us on this site have people who care about us, jobs and an amazing variety of more bourbon than we can possibly drink. We are blessed!

-Joe

sotnsipper
02-27-2009, 15:23
I'm tired of hearing how bad off we are in this country. Sure we have economic challenges these days, but most of us on this site have people who care about us, jobs and an amazing variety of more bourbon than we can possibly drink. We are blessed!

-Joe

Well put Joe! At least most of us here put our money into a true American product.

Klepackage
02-27-2009, 15:29
Well put Joe! At least most of us here put our money into a true American product.

When someone asks why I spend so much on bourbon, I respond with that.

CygnusX-1
02-28-2009, 13:35
Beer, period. I'm not a beer drinker.

I hear that, this websites states 100% Bourbon oriented when you enter but the are tons of threads about other things

tommyboy38
06-17-2009, 08:44
Just about everything the voices in my head have to say!