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weller_tex
03-01-2012, 06:17
Howdy folks! I have been reading the boards for a while and decided to join in. I am from the Houston area and started drinking Scotch seriously about 6 years ago. The high cost of Scotch caused me to revisit some of the bourbons of my youth in the 80's and I discovered that I like bourbon and rye better. I am looking forward to picking the brains of the experts here.

With bourbons in general I prefer the wheated variety, but I love rye whiskey especially the 95% ryes from LDI (Willet and Bulliet).

A few of my faves (stuff I can get easily):
WT 101 (my go to in any bar)
Weller SR
OWA
Weller 12 (my favorite)
Bulleit Rye
Willet Rye
WT Rye 101

On the darkside as you folks call it...
Laphroaig 10/10 CS/QC
Springbank 10
Tomatin 18
Talisker 10

CaptainQ
03-01-2012, 08:09
Welcome to SB, Tex. Glad to have you here. Good group of guys in your area that like to get together and drink some fine bourbons.

Better stock up on the WT 101 rye while it's still around. ;)

weller_tex
03-01-2012, 08:12
Thanks! yeah I just saw the thread on WT Rye 101. Scary...although Chuck Cowdery seems sure that it is not going away. Just to be safe I know a store that has six bottles..

Bmac
03-01-2012, 08:42
Hey there! Also a fellow Texan and I noticed you listed one of my fav scotches: Laphroaig :)

weller_tex
03-01-2012, 09:23
Howdy Bmac! Yep Laphroaig 10 just can't be beat for the price especially.

MarkEdwards
03-01-2012, 17:39
I'm out in Arlington. On the 'dark side', I am fond of the 1975 Glenrothes 30-year old. Good thing I have six bottles, as those puppies are EXPENSIVE.

wadewood
03-02-2012, 07:28
Welcome aboard. Lots of us here are also from Houston area, myself included. We occasionally have tasting get togethers, sometimes at someone's house or at a bar - Poison Girl typically (best bourbon selection in town). Watch the Bourbon Social section - we post details there.

Neat
03-02-2012, 14:29
welcome! we have pretty similar tastes. i drank a lot of scotch in my younger days but these days, i focus on bourbon and rye. i still enjoy ardbeg, laphroaig, lagavulin and talisker once in a while (usually when it gets chilly/cold - at least for texas).

weller_tex
03-03-2012, 09:22
Welcome aboard. Lots of us here are also from Houston area, myself included. We occasionally have tasting get togethers, sometimes at someone's house or at a bar - Poison Girl typically (best bourbon selection in town). Watch the Bourbon Social section - we post details there.

Thanks! I hope to be able to attend sometime. Travel-relayed work and family keep me pretty busy but I hope to attend.