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dreasoner
12-20-2012, 15:54
Hello everyone... I stumbled on this site a week ago and really enjoy all the information you guys offer.

I have been a whiskey/ bourbon drinker for a few years now and looking to expand my collection. Iowa is a little lacking on what they offer, unless the store special orders it, so I mostly have to order online and asking my local store to get new bottles.

Ofcourse I love old rip 12 lot B and recently found WL Wellers 12 at my local store, special order so I stocked up. I also enjoy High west 16, Hudson rye, eagle rare 10, colonel eh Taylor straight rye, and the Hudson four grain. Being from Iowa I liked Templton rye before it was popular but it definitely has changed in the last year and now I can't drink it, they even quit putting the barrel and batch numbers on the bottles. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

I am also a big fan of Rocky Patel cigars especially the 1992, fifty's, and the new Burns.

Tony
12-20-2012, 16:52
Howdy and welcome from Michigan.

Glad to have you here and you seem to have quite a selection of items you enjoy already. I would add that Four Roses is putting out some great bourbon. Lots of fans for a fine cigar here as well.

Best regards, Tony

WAINWRIGHT
12-20-2012, 17:01
Welcome to the site and enjoy your time here. There is a lot of information to be had as well as many tasting notes that you can be used to find something else that fits your suited profile and palate.You do have a few stores that are worth the stop in Iowa,such as Cyclone,Central City,Bootleggin Barzini's and John's so its not a total wasteland out your way.

dreasoner
12-20-2012, 20:19
I agree it's not a total wasteland. I've visited all except Cyclone liquor. I'm a big fan of Central liquor here in town, nice guys.

I forgot to add 4 rose small batch to my list, not bad at all!

p_elliott
12-21-2012, 08:16
Welcome to the site from another Iowan! The bourbon shopping is pretty thin in Iowa. It would be worth your time to make a trip up to Ames to Cyclone Liquors they have a pretty decent selection. I do most of my shopping in MO and on my trips to KY. Enjoy your time here you should learn a lot but feel free to post your thoughts or ask questions. Come join us in chat it's a lot of fun.

Paul

Tennessee Dave
12-21-2012, 08:23
Welcome to the gang. Enjoy yourself here.

squire
12-21-2012, 12:27
Afternoon dre, welcome aboard.

ISU_grad
12-26-2012, 08:38
Welcome to SB. Nice to see another Iowan and one from the local area to boot!

I recommend you check out Cyclone they have a nice selection.

Bourbon Boiler
12-26-2012, 18:28
Welcome to the boards. I lived in Clinton, IA for three months, but I've been informed that wasn't enough to call myself a former Iowan.