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flintlock
01-01-2011, 09:05
Maybe a predictable thread, but what are your New Year's Bourbon Resolutions for 2011?

Drink less, but better?
Drink more, but better? :grin:
Fill up the bunker?
Drink down the bunker?
Give away as much as you keep?
Introduce 2 friends to bourbon?

Let's hear them.

For me, it's build a solid bunker. Or at least the ground floor of one, and also hunt really hard for dusties - one serious 10-20 store trip a week, somewhere...

Special Reserve
01-01-2011, 09:44
To do no organized dusty hunting. Accidental hunting is fine.

I did an unsuccessful moderately organized hunt yesterday with no luck what so ever. Towards the end of it, I was thinking why in hell did I do this. Wasted my time and didn't find any bourbon that I don't need.

Accidental hunting is when your in a store for some other reason and stumble upon a find.

smokinjoe
01-01-2011, 11:20
To begin a campaign to seek elimination of the word "juice" as a synonym for bourbon.

DeanSheen
01-01-2011, 11:20
Buy cases of OWA and RITT so I don't have to keep chasing down a bottle here and a bottle there.

kickert
01-01-2011, 11:22
To have a completely empty bourbon cabinet in July, having enjoyed all my "good stuff" and shared many good pours with great friends.

OscarV
01-01-2011, 13:01
To begin a campaign to seek elimination of the word "juice" as a synonym for bourbon.



Good one Joe, it has always bothered me when people refer to good bourbon as good juice.

ILLfarmboy
01-01-2011, 13:09
To drink down the bunker with regard to those bottlings that arn't favorites anymore..... and to build up the bunker with those that are....to not spend all of my spirit dollars on bourbons and ryes. That one may seem odd, but when your wife wants Margaritas on taco night and you have to explain there's no tequila in the house two days after you had spent big $$$$$$ an the liquor store, you'd understand.

flintlock
01-01-2011, 13:25
To begin a campaign to seek elimination of the word "juice" as a synonym for bourbon.

I second that emotion.

barturtle
01-01-2011, 15:43
To begin a campaign to seek elimination of the word "juice" as a synonym for bourbon.

I'm pretty sure there's a difference between a "synonym" and "slang".

While slang may not be typically used in scholarly writing, the only thing SB and scholarly writing have in common is the amount of drinking required:cool:

squire
01-01-2011, 16:18
Agreed Joe, a fine spirit deserves respect.

SMOWK
01-02-2011, 08:23
But the juice is strong, it get's right to ya! The taste is gonna move ya when you pop it in your mouth.

sailor22
01-02-2011, 08:29
I resolve to

Have a lot fewer open bottles at the end of 2011.
Own fewer bottles of full Bourbon at the end of 2011.
Buy only Bourbon I have tasted and think is special.
Encourage new Bourbon drinkers at every opportunity.
Travel to visit Bourbon Friends more and invite more to visit.
Learn to make better Manhattans.
Keep experimenting until I find the perfect Bourbon to sip with a grilled steak, even if it means grilling 5 nights a week.
To continue using the word juice.





steve

cigarnv
01-02-2011, 08:39
Move all the partial bottles of "OK" whiskey to the empty bin. Try my best to not buy the latest bottle on the market that has a 95% chance of being just OK.....

troyce
01-02-2011, 10:22
To lower my standards and save a lot of money by drinking cheaper bourbon, and to use the word "juice " in all bourbon conversations and references with Joe.

bonneamie
01-02-2011, 10:39
to not spend all of my spirit dollars on bourbons and ryes. That one may seem odd, but when your wife wants Margaritas on taco night and you have to explain there's no tequila in the house two days after you had spent big $$$$$$ an the liquor store, you'd understand.

that's so true! It's hard to remember to buy other juice besides bourbon.

callmeox
01-02-2011, 10:56
To lower my standards and save a lot of money by drinking cheaper bourbon, and to use the word "juice " in all bourbon conversations and references with Joe.

I was going to make the same resolution, but your proximity advantage will magnify the impact greatly. :grin:

smokinjoe
01-02-2011, 10:56
To lower my standards and save a lot of money by drinking cheaper bourbon, and to use the word "juice " in all bourbon conversations and references with Joe.

When's the last time you talked about bourbon? All you ever hear about from you is your burgeoning vodka collection, and results of your latest Popov, Taaka, and Seagram's blind taste test run-off...

OscarV
01-02-2011, 11:33
To begin a campaign to seek elimination of the word "juice" as a synonym for bourbon.




Good one Joe, it has always bothered me when people refer to good bourbon as good juice.


I second that emotion.


Agreed Joe, a fine spirit deserves respect.


I resolve to
To continue using the word juice.
steve


To lower my standards and save a lot of money by drinking cheaper bourbon, and to use the word "juice " in all bourbon conversations and references with Joe.


I was going to make the same resolution, but your proximity advantage will magnify the impact greatly. :grin:

Hang in there Joe, we'll have this word of disrespect gone by year's end, we just gotta keep fighting the juice spewers.