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iudoc97
01-24-2010, 16:05
Glad to have found this site. Relatively new to the bourbon world and thought I could learn a lot here. My friend turned me on to Woodford Reserve and recently our gathering turned into a bourbon tasting party. We tasted 14 different samples that night and I realized I've got a lot to learn. Looking forward to digging in.

GOCOUGS2002
01-24-2010, 16:44
Welcome to the site! This Link (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8142) is great if you are looking to experience some great, affordable bourbon.

Josh
01-24-2010, 17:09
Welcome iudoc! glad to see another member from the Old Country. Where in Southern IN are you at?

What other bourbons did you taste at the party? Which did you like and not like?

Anyway, good to have you aboard. Post early and often!

spun_cookie
01-24-2010, 17:19
Welcome... you have some Bourbon brethern up in your neck of the woods. Birdman1099 has a cage full of great juice to dip into...

birdman1099
01-24-2010, 18:26
Not quite a full cage......:grin:

welcome aboard.....


Am I to assume you have been to the Firefly in Evansville.....:skep:

Post away and start soaking in all the knowledge.

iudoc97
01-24-2010, 18:31
Thanks for the welcomes everybody. The bourbon party was a great chance to try several. If I remember right I believe 1792 took over as my favorite (Woodford until then). Blantons was very good and Knob Hill? not sure that's the right name. THe higher proof bourbons were not for me..too medicinal is how I would describe them. We had a bourbon magazine and tasted then read the reviews. I have a friend who lives just down the road from Heaven Hill and he is going to pick up a bottle of Elijah Craig 18 year for me to try. Looking forward to more. Thanks again.
I am in Jasper which is about 1 1/2 hours from Louisville.

Old Lamplighter
01-24-2010, 18:48
Welcome Scott! You won't find any finer folk on a site than here. Always interesting, educating & helpful.

Josh
01-24-2010, 18:59
Welcome Scott! You won't find any finer folk on a site than here. Always interesting, educating & helpful.

Indeed!

I have been to Jasper, but it's been over 20 years ago. When I was a kid, my parents decided to take us on cheap somewhat educational vacations. So we drove down from Indianapolis to Jasper and stayed a couple nights and the Holiday Inn Holidome there. We went to Holiday World, Marengo Cave, and a few other places around there. It was a fun trip. It was a few years before the infamous escape of Adolf the Alligator from the zoo portion of Holiday World.

Anyway, enough of my life story...The "Knob" bourbon you tried was probably Knob Creek. I dig it, but I don't buy it very often. Sounds like you're off to a great start, though. Enjoy the journey, and be sure to take advantage of the well-stocked bunkers in your vacinity, Scott!

fishnbowljoe
01-24-2010, 21:10
Welcome to SB Scott. I take it that from your screen name, you may have graduated from the IU School of Medicine in 97? Go Big Red! Originally from Indianapolis myself. My sister went to IU, as did her sons. I chose the Army. :skep: Anyway, welcome to the site. As a couple of folks already mentioned, there are some other members not too far away. Plus, you're only an hour and a half away from bourbon country. :cool: You got it made in the shade Doc. :grin: Keep checking out stuff on the site, and if you can find time, head down to Kentucky and check out The Bourbon Trail. Most of the distilleries have tours available. It's well worth visiting a few distilleries for fun, and education too. There are also a few bourbons available down there that you pretty much can't get elsewhere. Hope you enjoy it here. Cheers. Joe

iudoc97
01-25-2010, 10:59
Indeed!

I have been to Jasper, but it's been over 20 years ago. When I was a kid, my parents decided to take us on cheap somewhat educational vacations. So we drove down from Indianapolis to Jasper and stayed a couple nights and the Holiday Inn Holidome there. We went to Holiday World, Marengo Cave, and a few other places around there. It was a fun trip. It was a few years before the infamous escape of Adolf the Alligator from the zoo portion of Holiday World.

Anyway, enough of my life story...The "Knob" bourbon you tried was probably Knob Creek. I dig it, but I don't buy it very often. Sounds like you're off to a great start, though. Enjoy the journey, and be sure to take advantage of the well-stocked bunkers in your vacinity, Scott!

It has been a long time ago but not much has changed. Holiday World is now lots bigger with Splashin' Safari Water Park and 3 of the top wooden rollercoasters in the U.S. The Holidome is still there although now it is the Jasper Inn. We have a couple of more stop lights, a Walmart (but who doesn't) and a Home Depot! Thanks for the welcome.

iudoc97
01-25-2010, 11:02
Welcome to SB Scott. I take it that from your screen name, you may have graduated from the IU School of Medicine in 97? Go Big Red! Originally from Indianapolis myself. My sister went to IU, as did her sons. I chose the Army. :skep: Anyway, welcome to the site. As a couple of folks already mentioned, there are some other members not too far away. Plus, you're only an hour and a half away from bourbon country. :cool: You got it made in the shade Doc. :grin: Keep checking out stuff on the site, and if you can find time, head down to Kentucky and check out The Bourbon Trail. Most of the distilleries have tours available. It's well worth visiting a few distilleries for fun, and education too. There are also a few bourbons available down there that you pretty much can't get elsewhere. Hope you enjoy it here. Cheers. Joe


Thanks Joe...indeed medical school finished 1997 and went to IU for undergrad, med school and residency. Looking forward to a weekend in Kentucky for bourbon tasting (not much other reason to go to that state though) :rolleyes:
Thanks for the welcome.

whskylvr
01-25-2010, 14:13
Looking forward to a weekend in Kentucky for bourbon tasting (not much other reason to go to that state though) :rolleyes:
Thanks for the welcome.

Are you kidding the beautiful wide highways with no cars on them. Now thats a beautiful thing!! When I visited for a week back last June I passed just as many cars in that week that I usually pass on my way to work.

I'll be back sooooooonnn!!

iudoc97
01-25-2010, 15:15
Are you kidding the beautiful wide highways with no cars on them. Now thats a beautiful thing!! When I visited for a week back last June I passed just as many cars in that week that I usually pass on my way to work.

I'll be back sooooooonnn!!

That's true....I was just kidding of course with the Indiana - Kentucky rivalry and all. You can't go wrong with a state that has both the Corvette Museum and bourbon:grin:

whskylvr
01-25-2010, 15:29
It is a beautiful state. Corvette museum doesn't do anything for me.

MOPAR or nocar!!

Also as you can see from my avatar I have a rivalry with the K also.

Go Gators!!