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MarkRuck
03-02-2013, 10:24
Hello Everyone,

I wanted to introduce myself. I have been reading this forum for about 8 months, and decided to join a couple of months ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the threads and all the posts. It has been a great learning experience. It is now time for me to get involved, share my experiences, and learn more.

I grew up in Louisville, KY during the 70s and 80s and have been drinking bourbon all of my adult life (ok - some of my non-adult life also:cool:)

More recently I have been working to taste as many types and styles of whiskey as I can. As a result, like most of you, I have acquired quite a collection of bottles. My very understanding and indulgent wife recently made the suggestion that since we don't use our dinning room very much, we should convert it to a whiskey room! I'll post pics in the appropriate forum.

I look forward to contributing and participating.

Mark.....

CoMobourbon
03-02-2013, 10:31
Hey Mark. Welcome. I am an in-and-out poster of one year and have been drinking bourbon for only a year or so, but I'll offer you a welcome all the same.

We should PM about all of your favorite STL bourbon liquor stores. I grew up in STL but have lived in Columbia now for years, since well before I was 21. I am moving back there this summer for work and for the foreseeable future, and I don't know the commercial liquor scene there at all really. (STLbourbon (user) gave me some tips a while back about the Wine and Cheese Place and Friar Tucks, but that was a while ago).

squire
03-02-2013, 10:41
Welcome aboard Mark, look forward to your participation. You may wish to visit us in the chat room, there are a few of us there most evenings. The chat icon is located on the lower left hand corner of your screen.

bourbonandbacon
03-02-2013, 13:06
welcome aboard Mark. I went to school out in St. Louis. Its a great town. I definitely miss a lot of my old food spots. though at the time i was not so into bourbon as to take note on the best stores. could be some good dusty hunting in some neighborhoods though, maybe north st. louis. if you ever make it up that way, stop by crown candy for some lunch too

G-Rat
03-02-2013, 13:32
I'm in St. Louis. I started looking for dusties 4 years ago on the north side. I've hit a lot (but by no means all) of the bullet proof glass type package stores. Didn't see anything dusty but a (1) bottle of EW Black that was 7yrs old but 86 proof. I never schmoozed with any of the cashiers because I was a little nervous and it didn't seem appropriate and I was alone.

That being said St Louis is a great bourbon town. The only thing missing is VOB BIB. EW black is always $9-12. Four roses yellow is always $13 or less. EW BIB is at a few spots. Plenty of OG 114, OWA 107 and the like. The selection of American whiskeys at almost every liquor store is rather diversified, and we have the wine and cheese place which frankly is a Mecca of sorts with only a 10% markup on liquor and a world class selection with a number of single barrel selections from buffalo trace, Jim beam and buffalo trace that they let their clientele taste and vote on.

Geez this sounds like and advertisement but well...I like the whiskey scene here.

Meruck
03-02-2013, 14:00
Welcome Mark, Know of any good BBQ in the St. Louis area?

SFS
03-02-2013, 14:37
Welcome Mark, Know of any good BBQ in the St. Louis area?

That will generate some responses.

Welcome Mark. Come talk about BBQ and bourbon in the chatroom.

Tony
03-02-2013, 14:53
Good day Mark and welcome from Michigan.

Best regards, Tony

WAINWRIGHT
03-02-2013, 15:02
Nice intro Mark,welcome to the site and enjoy your time here.St Louis has quite a few stores to choose from and you have the benefit of C.Illinois also if you want to take a short weekend trip.

Meruck
03-02-2013, 17:00
Bourbon and BBQ, they sure sound good together. Someone should figure a way to combine the two

squire
03-02-2013, 18:09
Two of the major food groups.

MarkRuck
03-02-2013, 18:12
Thanks everyone. This has been a very nice welcome to the board.

BBQ in St. Louis? There are several great choices. Pappy's, Bogarts, and PM BBQ are three great places. The food critic's seem to like all three.

Disclaimer: I'm a partner in PM BBQ - with me (Mark) being the M in PM. We do a Memphis style BBQ - all dry rubbed Q. If your in the area, please stop in.

SFS
03-02-2013, 18:21
BBQ in St. Louis? There are several great choices. Pappy's, Bogarts, and PM BBQ are three great places.

We are just determined to bring Pappy into every thread around here. :grin:

ChainWhip
03-03-2013, 00:42
That's one thing I can't get here in Seattle is good BBQ. Welcome to SB Mark!

black mamba
03-06-2013, 15:27
Mark, I just joined up myself. I live just over the 40/64 bridge in O'Fallon.
It sounds like there might be enough of us around here to start a little whiskey club.

Looks like a good forum!

MarkRuck
03-06-2013, 15:56
Indeed BM. This is a great forum. There are many wise folks here that I'm sure have already forgotten more than I know about bourbon. I have learned a lot over the last 6 months.

I look forward to your posts.

jtexaslonestar
03-06-2013, 15:58
Welcome Mark! I am a young'un to bourbon drinking experience-wise. I look forward to seeing you around the forums and some of your input.