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devillighter
06-22-2012, 09:40
Hello!

I've been lurking on the forum for a year and a half and decided I needed to step out of the shadows and say hello.

I started becoming interested in bourbon and other spirits when I started making cocktails at home a few years ago (I am also interested in wine). Since then, I've been working through different bourbons to see what I like. I am working through a bottle of EC12 bottled as a single barrel for my local liquor store. I haven't had other EC12 bottles to compare it to, but this is very nice to my tastes (and a step up from EWSB and Knob Creek that I have open at the moment). It takes me a long time to go through a bottle. I think my next selection will probably be something from Buffalo Trace.

I really appreciate reading through the threads, especially on the history (PA and MD especially) of bourbon and rye and the rise and fall in popularity through the years. There are some amazingly knowledgeable people on these boards - and hopefully I will keep learning from you all.

- Ken

soonami
06-22-2012, 09:58
Hey Ken!

I lurked for a while before I started posting. I'm definitely still a noob, but people here are so nice. I'm also from the MD/PA area. It's been a bit trying to find good and new bourbons at the state stores here in Philly, but luckily I have a car and make occaisional trips to Jersey, Delaware and MD.

I would recommend Eagle Rare 10 if you want to try something form BT. I really like that bourbon and it's pretty affordable, usually in the $30 range

Cheers

SMOWK
06-22-2012, 11:03
Greetings fellow Marylanders. I hail from across the Bay. I live on a scrapple, chicken, seafood and bourbon diet. Nice to have you aboard.

Flyfish
06-22-2012, 11:09
Hey Ken!


I would recommend Eagle Rare 10 if you want to try something form BT. I really like that bourbon and it's pretty affordable, usually in the $30 range

Cheers
Eagle Rare is nice for $30 and even nicer at about $21. If you ever get over to Montgomery County (outside of DC), check out the excellent prices available there. See www.montgomerycountymd.gov (http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov) for the Dept. of Liquor Control. Weekly and monthly specials can be outstanding.

devillighter
06-22-2012, 11:25
Eagle Rare is nice for $30 and even nicer at about $21. If you ever get over to Montgomery County (outside of DC), check out the excellent prices available there. See www.montgomerycountymd.gov (http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov) for the Dept. of Liquor Control. Weekly and monthly specials can be outstanding.

Good to know! I live northeast of Baltimore but find myself in that area for work on a semi-regular basis. I will definitely check it out the next time I am in the area.

Planning on putting a brisket on the smoker this weekend --- sounds like perfect time for some bourbon drinking.

Flyfish
06-22-2012, 12:28
Actually, there are two officially recognized perfect times for some bourbon drinking: Now and Later.

Photodudems
09-13-2012, 12:26
I'm out in western Maryland, and compared to Virginia where I moved from, there's definitely some better selections.

If you're looking for something that you can't find around Baltimore, let me know. My local shop has plenty. :D
Welcome to the board!