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furbis
10-25-2003, 20:00
Hi guys I finally decided to register after lurking awhile. got to say although I have already learned alot I was still a bit lost in Sams liquer today, but ended up with a bottle of wild turkey 101 proof and a bottle of knob creek small batch.

I poured some WT with supper and enjoyed it very much but am still debating on wether to try the KC tonight or work on the WT for awhile to get to know it then compare the KC.

did I do ok for my first bourbon purchase? I have been buying Jack Daniels and Lord Calvert for some time but thought it was time to try something new and maybe a little more enjoyable.

thanks for the great site and please have patience with another newbe. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif

ratcheer
10-25-2003, 20:47
Welcome to sb.com. There is plenty of room for one more.

Yes, you did just fine. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your Wild Turkey - I love it, myself. There is a whole world of great bourbon just waiting for you to taste it.

Tim

Black85L98
10-25-2003, 20:52
Welcome. Glad to have you join in.

Both were good purchases. I like the WT better but KC is good too in it's own way.

Enjoy them and then try a few more.

CL
10-25-2003, 22:38
Welcome, noobe! Glad to have you. Most of us started on exactly what you bought - WT and KC. Many of us still love those two, though you might find some polar opinions on KC.

Just take things at your own pace. No sense going broke yet. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif If you have access to Sam's, you are very lucky. I'd suggest sticking to the less expensive brands we like here until you get a taste for what you like.

Some things to try in the coming months

* Ancient Ancient Age, 10 yo (make sure it is 10 yo, not 10 star)
* W. L. Weller, 12 yo
* Elijiah Craig 12 yo (if you don't like this at first, keep it; you might change your mind about it like I did)
* Old Rip Van Winkle 107, 10 yo
* Old Forrester Bottled in Bond, 100 proof (get the new black diamond label)
* Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond, 100 proof

bluesbassdad
10-26-2003, 00:38
CL,

If Sam's has AAA 10 y/o, they've been holding out on me. I figure I'll have to wait until I can send an emissary to Kentucky to get a bottle of that one.

I would add to your list Buffalo Trace, which is on sale at Sam's through 10/31 for $15.21, IIRC.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

OneCubeOnly
10-26-2003, 05:24
* Elijah Craig 12 yo (if you don't like this at first, keep it; you might change your mind about it like I did)



I'm curious about this comment: what exactly is there about EC12 that people have to learn to like!? The reason I ask is when I finally tried it, it was an instant love affair! Granted, I was a well-seasoned bourbon lover by that point, but I'm really curious about what would turn somebody off!? Is it the woodiness, or the more take-no-prisoners style?

ratcheer
10-26-2003, 06:29
While I now love EC 12 (and always liked it), I originally described it as "firey". So, I would guess it is its "take no prisoners" style.

Tim

Black85L98
10-26-2003, 18:14
for me it was not what I expected at first. The price point is so good you do not expect the complex flavor rush. It is too much too fast when you don't see it coming. After a few drinks you know you have the best value out there and are in love.

The first time I tried it I took it to a party to mix with coke. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

The next bottle got a little more respect.

MurphyDawg
10-26-2003, 22:26
Welcome To Bourbonia!


What a great start you did make. While I am not always thrilled with Knob Creek, it is no slouch of a bourbon at all, and Wild Turkey 101 is GREAT, a superlative example of what I think bourbon should taste like. If you like either of these, a love of bourbon will surely be yours.


So now I ask, is your screen name furby? like the weird fuzzy toys??


Just Kidding and welcome aboard!

TomC

furbis
10-27-2003, 18:13
thanks for the welcome everyone. after trying KC again yesterday afternoon I am not sure if I like it or not http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif the first glass sunday at noon was good but the next that night seemed different somehow. I am back to a two finger pour of the WT101 neat tonight and it tastes scrumpdilyishus if that is a proper way to describe a bourbon.

my screenname was given to me before algore invented the internet so it was more of a nickname, I got it back when I was single and living in a house with some friends who gave me the nickname one of the many nights we indulged in a keg or two of barley pop. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif I never could figure out where they got it from but it stuck.

MurphyDawg
10-27-2003, 19:34
and it tastes scrumpdilyishus if that is a proper way to describe a bourbon



In regards to Wild Turkey 101, it is surely the proper way to describe it!


Yum & again welcome aboard!

TomC

CL
10-28-2003, 17:15
My list was not based on what Sam's has. My Sam's comment was unrelated to the list.

CL
10-28-2003, 17:16
For me, it was very complex and had a slight medicinal taste. But, as my palate matured, I was able to decipher the complexity of the EC 12 and it now bursts with flavor.

OneCubeOnly
10-28-2003, 18:29
It's funny, because when I finally tried EC12, I thought to myself "I wish I had tasted this years ago", but after reading about different people's initial turn-offs, maybe it's a good thing I waited! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

At this point it's hard for me to identify with NOT liking it...because it was an instant hit.