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Marine Dad
01-14-2011, 07:35
Brand new to the "Bourbon World", but I am reading and trying to learn as much as possible. My current favorite is Buffalo Trace. I recently purchased the book " The World's Best Whiskies" and have seen a few other brands mentioned in the book that I am going to try. So many bourbons, so little time !

BrianBradford
01-14-2011, 08:07
Welcome sir! Currently, BT is also my fav. But it sounds like both you and I have about the same novice bourbon taste.

ratcheer
01-14-2011, 08:57
Welcome to SB.com, MarineDad!

Tim

marco246
01-14-2011, 10:27
Welcome on board, Marine Dad! Where in Tennessee?

Buffalo Trace is a splendid whiskey at a good price. It is not for sale here in Hawaii, so whenever I'm on the mainland I try to pick up a bottle and bring it back in my checked luggage.

Cheers!

Marine Dad
01-14-2011, 11:05
Franklin, just south of Nashville.

GOCOUGS2002
01-14-2011, 11:15
Welcome to the Board Marine Dad!

BT is a staple at my house, very good for the price.

Chuck Cowdery started a good beginner thread (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14401) that will lead you in the right direction as you start your journey, if you haven't already read it.

TNbourbon
01-14-2011, 14:03
Franklin, just south of Nashville.
Go see Bard Quillman at Red Dog Wine & Spirits, next to Publix. Or, if you'd like, I'll meet you there sometime and we can discuss 'things'. And/or, should you happen by Columbia-way, PM me and I can meet you at a local store here that has a very good bourbon/American whiskey/whisky, in general, selection.
Alas, I'm no longer able to provide tasting opportunities as I once did. My memory of them will have to suffice.:skep:

flintlock
01-14-2011, 14:09
Greetings from the Chatta-vegas area. Welcome to SB! Great group of people.

Be sure and try to get to some of the bourbon events in Kentucky in 2011 - you're just down the road.

Marine Dad
01-14-2011, 20:23
Go see Bard Quillman at Red Dog Wine & Spirits, next to Publix. Or, if you'd like, I'll meet you there sometime and we can discuss 'things'. And/or, should you happen by Columbia-way, PM me and I can meet you at a local store here that has a very good bourbon/American whiskey/whisky, in general, selection.
Alas, I'm no longer able to provide tasting opportunities as I once did. My memory of them will have to suffice.:skep:


Thanks for everyone's welcome.

Tim, I have been going to Cool Springs Wine and Spirits in Franklin. I have been buying the BT for 19.99 for 750ml. They seem to have good prices compared to other places I have been to in Nashville.

I did go in there tonight to see if they had some Bernheim, but no luck.
Would Weller be the next best option for a wheater ? Also thinking about trying a rye. Any rye suggestions for a newbie ?

Special Reserve
01-15-2011, 06:01
First, welcome to SB.

Second, Weller would be a better choice. Old Weller Antique NAS is wonderful even though we may not know its age.

Enjoy!

Will

TNbourbon
01-15-2011, 10:47
...I did go in there tonight to see if they had some Bernheim, but no luck...
I know where there's at least a single bottle of Bernheim on a shelf within a reasonable drive (25 miles?). PM me if you don't find one.

squire
01-15-2011, 23:30
Welcome aboard Marine Dad.

p_elliott
01-17-2011, 08:31
Welcome aboard, Are you a Marine that is a dad or a dad of a Marine? I hope your enjoying your time here and plan on becoming a long time member. You'll find that this is a group of very good people that will help you when ever they can. Ask questions when you have them, post your thoughts. Come join us in chat ( the gazebo ) just have a good time and maybe make some new friends.

Marine Dad
01-19-2011, 06:41
p-elliott,

Thanks for the welcome.

I am a dad of a Marine (actually he got out in June of last year). However, I will always consider myself a Marine Dad because, as you probably know, there is no such thing as an ex-Marine or ex-Marine Dad. Too damn proud of him to consider myself anything else !

I picked up my first wheater last night, Weller SR. Have to say I like it so far. I had read that it was also good for mixing, so I will have to try that later on.

p_elliott
01-19-2011, 08:21
p-elliott,

Thanks for the welcome.

I am a dad of a Marine (actually he got out in June of last year). However, I will always consider myself a Marine Dad because, as you probably know, there is no such thing as an ex-Marine or ex-Marine Dad. Too damn proud of him to consider myself anything else !

I picked up my first wheater last night, Weller SR. Have to say I like it so far. I had read that it was also good for mixing, so I will have to try that later on.

I'm glad your son did his service for his country but but got out safe and sound. Tell him we say Thank You! You have every right to be proud.

Weller SR is some pretty good stuff next bottle take it up a notch and try Old Weller Antique 107 it's even better.

Paul

p_elliott
01-25-2011, 09:09
I have noticed that you are on in the mornings a lot there are a couple of us Rutter from the UK and me and few stragglers that are in chat in the am so join in.

fishnbowljoe
01-25-2011, 16:32
Welcome to SB Greg. Hope you enjoy it here. Semper Fi! My dad was navy, my brother and I army, and my FIL marines. It's all good! Glad to see you're a proud parent. As far as bourbon goes, it's all good too. :skep: Have fun figuring it out. :lol: Just kidding. Read some old posts, check the current ones, and try and drop by the chat sometime. Lot's of info here, that most members willingly share. Cheers! Joe