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Tucker
03-03-2011, 06:10
I registered quite a while ago and have posted a few times but have never properly introduced myself.

I've been drinking bourbon on and off for over thirty years now, pretty much as soon as I hit the legal age (18 at the time), starting with Evan Williams and Coke before, during and after football games. My current favorites are wheaters and the lower rye mashbill products from BT. But I certainly won't turn down a pour of OGD 114.

This forum has provided a wealth of information but has been particularly bad on my wallet. I'm looking forward to increased participation and, if I can improve my tasting vocabulary a little, I might even join in on the virtual blind tasting.

Here's a look at some of my open bottles...

smokinjoe
03-03-2011, 06:29
As President of the Georgia Bourbon Society, let me welcome you to SB, Tucker. We're starting to accumulate a nice group of SBer's, here in the Atlanta area. What part of town are you? I hope you enjoy your time here, and look forward to hearing your thoughts. I'll look to put together a get together for all of our area's bourbonians.
:toast:

p_elliott
03-03-2011, 07:26
Tucker welcome to the site I hope your enjoying it. Glad to here you plan to participate more. I see you on line a lot when we are in chat drop in and join us you'll have a good time.

jcg9779
03-03-2011, 17:05
Tucker,

Greetings from another Atlanta area member...welcome to the site!

Jack

Tucker
03-04-2011, 10:16
Thanks for the welcome, all.

Joe, I work ITP and live OTP (Lawrenceville-Suwanee area of Gwinnett).

HRay
03-18-2011, 11:38
I have been lurking and reading posts for quite a while as well, but before I start jumping in on discussions, I figured it was time to introduce myself. I also live in the Atlanta area (one of the few natives in town in fact) so I'm glad to see other people on here that live near me.

I started drinking Canadian whiskey many years ago because that's what my Dad had around. If I drank Bourbon, it was usually Wild Turkey or Evan Williams. In college, I developed a taste for Scotch and then for single malt. I celebrated my 50th birthday at the Islay Festival on Scotland because I enjoy the smoky peaty single malts.

Because I am in IT and have had multiple jobs sent offshore, I was priced out of the market for the Scotch I was drinking so I went back to my roots: Bourbon! Because Bourbon is such a great value and the quality is consistently there from top to bottom, I was able to try a wide variety of Bourbons to figure out what I liked and didn't like. Even though I can once again afford the rare (expensive) single malts, I find myself sticking to Bourbons (much better Bourbons now). I even made it to the Bourbon Festival in 2009 and took in the tours of most of the distilleries. I am really glad to find a place with so much knowledge about Bourbon, and I have been learning a great deal reading the forums. Now I think I am ready to join in on some of the discussion...

squire
03-18-2011, 12:29
Past ready I would say, welcome aboard HRay.

HRay
03-20-2011, 21:48
As President of the Georgia Bourbon Society, let me welcome you to SB, Tucker. We're starting to accumulate a nice group of SBer's, here in the Atlanta area. What part of town are you? I hope you enjoy your time here, and look forward to hearing your thoughts. I'll look to put together a get together for all of our area's bourbonians.
:toast:

Let me know if you get an Atlanta meeting going. I would like to join in!

smokinjoe
03-21-2011, 05:48
Let me know if you get an Atlanta meeting going. I would like to join in!

Welcome aboard, Ray. I'd like to put something together in the next couple of weeks. It's always great to meet other Bourbonians.
Cheers!

BigRich
03-21-2011, 06:03
As President of the Georgia Bourbon Society, let me welcome you to SB, Tucker. We're starting to accumulate a nice group of SBer's, here in the Atlanta area. What part of town are you? I hope you enjoy your time here, and look forward to hearing your thoughts. I'll look to put together a get together for all of our area's bourbonians.
:toast:

There's a Society!?!

Tucker, welcome aboard. You can keep reminding of that bottle of 17 Year Old Hibiki and rubbing my nose in it over hear as well as at my site. :grin:

Tucker
03-21-2011, 07:55
Ray, welcome!


Tucker, welcome aboard. You can keep reminding of that bottle of 17 Year Old Hibiki and rubbing my nose in it over hear as well as at my site. :grin:

Richard, thanks to you I also have a bottle of the Hibiki 12 (from Mac's). Just let me know when you'd like some of the 17. I'm serious. I was hoping to pick up more 17 and some Yamazaki or Yoichi in May, but my trip to Tokyo was cancelled. Not sure when I'll get back to Japan. :(

smokinjoe
03-21-2011, 14:24
There's a Society!?!

Tucker, welcome aboard. You can keep reminding of that bottle of 17 Year Old Hibiki and rubbing my nose in it over hear as well as at my site. :grin:

Yes! But it's a very secret society. Very, very stringent application process. Prospective members have to meet several critical criteria to even be considered for acceptance. Like, own a glass. :D. And, new members must take a binding pledge to never use the word juice, unless it is preceded by a fruit, or, it is describing what is in your child's sippy cup. ;).

Khari
03-21-2011, 23:34
Hello and welcome from a fellow OTP lurker!

BigRich
03-22-2011, 05:28
Yes! But it's a very secret society. Very, very stringent application process. Prospective members have to meet several critical criteria to even be considered for acceptance. Like, own a glass. :D. And, new members must take a binding pledge to never use the word juice, unless it is preceded by a fruit, or, it is describing what is in your child's sippy cup. ;).

Damn you and your criteria. How's an everyman like myself supposed climb to those lofty heights?:smiley_acbt:

BigRich
03-22-2011, 05:29
Ray, welcome!



Richard, thanks to you I also have a bottle of the Hibiki 12 (from Mac's). Just let me know when you'd like some of the 17. I'm serious. I was hoping to pick up more 17 and some Yamazaki or Yoichi in May, but my trip to Tokyo was cancelled. Not sure when I'll get back to Japan. :(

I'm on the opposite side of town over in Marietta but we need to work something out in the near future.

I'm actually right over near Joe. I have to race him to the local Sherlock's anytime something on allocation comes through. (I completely missed the 2010 BTAC by the way!)

CorvallisCracker
03-22-2011, 09:20
...new members must take a binding pledge to never use the word juice, unless it is preceded by a fruit, or, it is describing what is in your child's sippy cup. ;).

If corn is not a fruit then why do fruit flies keep kamakazing into my bourbon?