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harshest
05-03-2010, 05:40
I have just recently started drinking whiskey and am currently making my way around the $25 and under category. After snooping around the website a little it looks like a wealth of information and filled with friendly honest opinions. So far I have only had Jack Daniels Black (I know, I know not a bourbon but whiskey non the less), Jim Beam Black and White, Crown Royal and I currently have a bottle of Evan Williams 86 proof open right now. There is a really great liquor store here in Lansing, Big Ten Party Store, that carries a ton and can special order anything that is available here in Michigan.

Well see you around.

Doug

Josh
05-03-2010, 07:20
Welcome Doug!

Always nice to have another Michigander on the board, although others may disagree.:lol:

Sounds like you're off to a good start. Post early and often. Hope to see you sometime soon!

p_elliott
05-03-2010, 07:51
Welcome aboard Doug, Just what we need here another bourbon drinker from Michigan :slappin: is this a local sport there? :grin: Just kidding great bunch of guys and gals up there in Michigan. Doug they have some nice get together keep your eyes peeled for those. Doug have you ever thought of giving Wild Turkey 101 a try it will blow the socks off any one of the ones you are currently drinking IMHO. It's well within your price range. I hope you like the site. Post often, ask questions, give us your opinions. Chat is the gazebo on the top of the main forum page, it's officially Thursday and Sunday nights but there's someone in there most every night. Stop in we have a great time and your always welcome to join in.

Paul

harshest
05-03-2010, 08:06
Welcome aboard Doug, Just what we need here another bourbon drinker from Michigan :slappin: is this a local sport there? :grin:

With the economy in this state and my chosen field of work, construction, it very well should be...


Doug have you ever thought of giving Wild Turkey 101 a try it will blow the socks off any one of the ones you are currently drinking IMHO. It's well within your price range.

I haven't tried it yet but it is on my list. I have a hard time convincing the wife that I need more than one bottle at a time. I tell her that they all have their own unique taste and favor profile and need to be compared side by side, but she doesn't agree and thinks they all taste like turpentine. Chicks man.:grin:

p_elliott
05-03-2010, 08:57
Next time your wife says you only need one bottle tell her at least your not trying to do this and she should be happy.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=122252&postcount=288

Em is going what? what did I do? Em your a beacon for us all.

Enabler
05-03-2010, 09:52
Remind her that bourbon does not go bad. And you should have different bottles for different uses. Different bottles for different moods. Different bottles for different guests. Different bottles.....

What I am saying is GET MORE BOTTLES FOR GOD'S SAKE, MAN!

OWA is great. At least here in California you can get Makers Mark in that price range. That is a good day to day multi-use bourbon. Old Grand Dad (I guess 86 proof) is much cheaper and very good for warm weather bourbon and soda imho.

OscarV
05-03-2010, 13:29
Welcome aboard Doug, MI can be an odd place as far as bourbon goes.
The state LCC has a pretty good selection, the problem is with our fellow citizens, they don't drink bourbon so the retailers don't carry it.
Don't be shy about asking a retailer to special order you something and there is no extra charge for that.
You didn't ask but I'll suggest a few.
Low price picks are Wild Turkey 101 and WLWeller Special Reserve.
On the next price level try Four Roses Single Barrel and Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 107prf, also Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

Vosgar
05-03-2010, 20:31
Remind her that bourbon does not go bad. And you should have different bottles for different uses. Different bottles for different moods. Different bottles for different guests. Different bottles.....

What I am saying is GET MORE BOTTLES FOR GOD'S SAKE, MAN!

Welcome Doug. There's more truth to the above statement than you might think. More times than not, when I go to the cabinet I know what kind of a taste I'm in the mood for and you need to have the variety to cover any situation or craving. Plus, it doesn't hurt that you can get a wide variety of bourbon's without spending huge amounts of money.

Gary

Res/st-or
05-05-2010, 15:20
Welcome Doug...

In the under $25 range I would go with BT, or the OWA.. I just picked up some OC 10yr old the other day.. Very pleasant at around 20 bucks.

bonneamie
05-05-2010, 19:24
Welcome from another Michigander. In the under $25 range there's also Four Roses Yellow Label, very good and reasonably priced.

And, as I've said before, there are much worse hobbies than collecting bourbon!!

harshest
05-06-2010, 05:44
Welcome Doug...

In the under $25 range I would go with BT, or the OWA.. I just picked up some OC 10yr old the other day.. Very pleasant at around 20 bucks.

Thanks, but what is OWA? I figured out the other ones using the list of acronyms but didn't see OWA listed.

Josh
05-06-2010, 05:46
Thanks, but what is OWA? I figured out the other ones using the list of acronyms but didn't see OWA listed.

Old Weller Antique:grin:

unclebunk
05-06-2010, 07:12
Welcome to SB. Seems like more and more folks from Michigan are coming out of the woodwork. You guys could stage a really terrific get-together this summer with us boozers from Illinois as a "bonus" contingent.:grin:

Definitely check out the Old Weller Antique which is excellent whiskey at a great price. I've been downing lots of OGD 114 lately too which is becoming a relatively inexpensive favorite.

So, how did you get in to English football? When I lived in England back in 1997-98 my best friend had Arsenal FC season tickets, so we went quite often. What an experience! Sadly, the team I liked best, Wimbledon FC, moved to Milton Keynes in 2003.:hot: (Also, I once went to a private party at which several Arensal players were present. When my friend returned from the "loo" he happened upon me standing in the kitchen with Patrick Vieira, Ian Wright and Emmanuel Petit and damned near shit his pants. I, on the other hand, really didn't know who they were at the time, so chatted away with them like a fool and never once asked them a question about football!)

harshest
05-06-2010, 07:52
So, how did you get in to English football? When I lived in England my best friend had Arsenal FC season tickets, so we went quite often. What an experience! Sadly, the team I liked best, Wimbledon FC, moved to Milton Keynes in 2003.:hot:

Well I have been a soccer player all my life and still am, in the old mans league here in town :lol: , so I have always followed soccer. I really got into following United after visiting my wife's friend who lives in Manchester. I was fortunate enough to get tickets to an FA Cup game at Old Trafford in 07, and from then on I have been following even more intently.

With only one more game left it looks like the Gunners have secured themselves a spot in next years Champions League. I will be the biggest Wigan fan this weekend, hoping they can at least hold Chelsea to a draw. That combined with a United win will give the Red Devils their fourth straight title. http://www.ukbikeforum.co.uk/forum/style_emoticons/default/happy_fingers.gif

Ultra
05-06-2010, 09:50
Welcome to the board. Ever in the Alpena area and want to sling bourbon let me know.

woody
05-06-2010, 13:21
I have just recently started drinking whiskey and am currently making my way around the $25 and under category. After snooping around the website a little it looks like a wealth of information and filled with friendly honest opinions. So far I have only had Jack Daniels Black (I know, I know not a bourbon but whiskey non the less), Jim Beam Black and White, Crown Royal and I currently have a bottle of Evan Williams 86 proof open right now. There is a really great liquor store here in Lansing, Big Ten Party Store, that carries a ton and can special order anything that is available here in Michigan.

Well see you around.

Doug
You are right about the Big Ten party store. I have lived in Gaylord, Lansing, and now Belleville and have stopped in many party stores, but the Big Ten has about the best overall selection I've found yet. I really like the "make your own" 6 pack of beer too. I still get up there at least once a month. As a matter of fact I just had some Breckenridge Small Batch IPA last weekend from there that I thought was REAL good.

unclebunk
05-11-2010, 13:55
I will be the biggest Wigan fan this weekend, hoping they can at least hold Chelsea to a draw.

Well, that didn't quite work out as planned. Talk about an ass kicking!

OscarV
05-11-2010, 14:35
Hey Woody, if you ever get over to Ann Arbor check out A & L Wine Castle, 2424 West Stadium Blvd.

harshest
05-11-2010, 15:30
Well, that didn't quite work out as planned. Talk about an ass kicking!

Yeah they really din't even try to make a game of it. There is always next year and of course the World Cup in June!

Dr. François
05-11-2010, 21:25
Welcome, Harshest.

I live in Lansing, too. Drop me a PM if you ever want to come by and have a look at my modest collection.

My favorite store is Goodrich Shoprite on Trowbridge. The only reason I prefer them to Big Ten is that they sell at the state minimum 100% of the time. They'll also order you anything.

My top picks under 25 bucks are Old Grand Dad 114 and Elijah Craig 12YO. I could live off those two (plus an occasional bottle of Wild Turkey Rye).

FWIW, when I lived in Europe, I supported AEK.

http://kassiesa.com/uefaclubs/images/AEK-Athens.png

woody
05-12-2010, 01:34
I do (work in Ann Arbor), and I will definately check out A&L. I've been stopping in Super Liquor IV on State st, Ann Arbor recently. They have a fairly decent selection. Well at least enough of a selection to keep me busy for a while.

woody
05-13-2010, 02:13
Stopped by A&L yesterday. Nice selection, and nice folks working there who seemed knowledgeable about what they were selling. They had VOB, which I hadnt seen yet, so that went home with me.

unclebunk
05-13-2010, 05:45
They had VOB, which I hadnt seen yet, so that went home with me.

That's a nice pick-up and, for me anyway, the best "value" bourbon on the market, hands down. Enjoy! (What proof did you get, by the way?)

harshest
05-13-2010, 13:16
My favorite store is Goodrich Shoprite on Trowbridge. The only reason I prefer them to Big Ten is that they sell at the state minimum 100% of the time. They'll also order you anything.


Thanks for the tip, I haven't been there in years, I'l have to stop by and check them out. We uses to go there for groceries when we lived off of Forest Ave near the University Center.

fishnbowljoe
05-13-2010, 14:54
Welcome Doug. Yet another Michigander joins the ranks. :banghead: Just kidding. :grin: Like I told another new member from Michigan, the folks up there will treat you good as long as you treat them the same way. Have fun and enjoy the ride. :cool: Joe

woody
05-14-2010, 03:03
That's a nice pick-up and, for me anyway, the best "value" bourbon on the market, hands down. Enjoy! (What proof did you get, by the way?)


90 proof. And yes, it's pretty darned good for the money. $12 and change I think it was (before tax that is).

OscarV
05-14-2010, 12:28
(What proof did you get, by the way?)


90 proof.

90 proof is all we get in MI for VOB.
I was going to pick up a bottle of VOB BIB last weekend in KY but I forgot, can ya belive that?

unclebunk
05-14-2010, 12:44
90 proof is all we get in MI for VOB.
I was going to pick up a bottle of VOB BIB last weekend in KY but I forgot, can ya belive that?

Bummer! Remember though, Binny's often has the BIB, so you may be able to get it here on your next run into town.

rmallen
05-16-2010, 07:31
I picked up a bottle of VOB BIB at Binny's when I was in Chicago last month for WhiskyFest. Very good and only $13! Only regret now is that I only grabbed one bottle.