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sc500mbsc
03-26-2006, 22:16
As a new user, I have noticed the use of acronymes and abbreviations is prevasive. could someone point me to a dictionary or source that will translate these for me. Down here in Alabama, my access to rare and exotic bottles is limited, but my travels will allow me to collect from across the country, so recomenndations for sources of unique bourbons will also be appreciated.

Tom

barturtle
03-26-2006, 22:59
Hmm interesting challenge, I assume the abbrievations that we use for bottling names is what you're looking for, I'll try. Here goes(in no particular order):

VVOF. Very Very Old Fitzgerald
VSOF. Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yo
ORVW. Old Rip Van Winkle (several ages/proofs)
WLW William Larue Weller 12yo barrel proof
VOB Very Old Barton
FR Four Roses
OB Old Bardstown
VROHH Very Rare Old Heaven Hill (I may Be the only one using this)
Lot B. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot B
Pappy. Pappy Van Winkle 15/20/23yo
OGD. Old Grand Dad
BH. Basil Hayden
KC Knob Creek
BMH Black Maple Hill
MM Makers Mark
SW, S-W. Stitzel-Weller
KBF Kentucky Bourbon Festival
KBD Kentucky Bourbon Distillers
OC Old Charter
Saz Jr. Sazerac Straight Rye (with no age statement)
Saz/ Saz 18. Sazerac 18yo Rye
BT Buffalo Trace
VG Virginia Gentleman
The Fox. Virginia Gentleman 90
BUB Butt Ugly Bottle-and older bottling of ETL
ETL. Elmer T Lee
RHF Rock Hill Farms
HazMat/HazMat 2. George T Stagg produced over 140 proof
GNS. Grain Neutral Spirits
OFBB. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
RR 101/ RR 90. Wild Turkey Russels Reserve
ER 101 Eagle Rare 101
ERSB Eagle Rare Single Barrel
ER 17 Eagle Rare 17yo
AAA Ancient Ancient Age(usually 10yo)
AA Ancient Age
BIB Bottled In Bond
WT Wild Turkey( often followed by age/proof)
WTRB Rare Breed
WTKS Kentucky Spirit
Tribute. WT Tribute
BHC Bourbon Heritage Collection
WR Woodford Reserve
KT Kentucky Tavern
UDV United Distillers and Vintners
VWFRR Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yo
ORVWOTR Old Rip Van WInkle Old Tyme Rye 12yo
Many Others carry just one word off their label, Stagg for George T Stagg, Weller for WL Weller, etc.

There are also references to some bottles that have been done for members, Van Blankle, BR01, The Fourth Barrel, etc.

Hope this hepls , though it's probably not complete.:cool:

kbuzbee
03-27-2006, 06:01
Timothy, are you keeping a list? Or was that from memory? Either way, nicely done!

Ken

barturtle
03-27-2006, 06:18
From memory...Funny thing memory, I can't remember my own phone number, but that just came right on out:slappin:

kbuzbee
03-27-2006, 06:48
"You are... and you most certainly will become - what you think about." - Earl Nightengale

T47
03-27-2006, 09:35
Timothy....:bowdown:

Ambernecter
03-27-2006, 16:30
Thanks Tim - that is an awesome one shot deal from memory!

Grant
03-27-2006, 16:50
JB : Jim Beam
JD : Jack Daniels (not bourbon)

SBOmarc
03-27-2006, 17:34
Solved a couple of mysterys for me also. Great Job!

ProofPositive
03-28-2006, 02:06
Timothy, are you keeping a list? Or was that from memory? Either way, nicely done!

Ken

All I can say is AMEN!!!!!

NeoTexan
03-28-2006, 03:29
AA Ancient Age

AAA Ancient Ancient Age(usually 10yo)

BH. Basil Hayden

BHC Bourbon Heritage Collection

BIB Bottled In Bond

BMH Black Maple Hill

BT Buffalo Trace

BUB Butt Ugly Bottle-and older bottling of ETL

ER 101 Eagle Rare 101

ER 17 Eagle Rare 17yo

ERSB Eagle Rare Single Barrel

ETL. Elmer T Lee

FR Four Roses

GNS. Grain Neutral Spirits

HazMat/HazMat 2. George T Stagg produced over 140 proof

KBD Kentucky Bourbon Distillers

KBF Kentucky Bourbon Festival

KC Knob Creek

KT Kentucky Tavern

Lot B. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yo Lot B

MM Makers Mark

OB Old Bardstown

OC Old Charter

OFBB. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

OGD. Old Grand Dad

ORVW. Old Rip Van Winkle (several ages/proofs)

ORVWOTR Old Rip Van WInkle Old Tyme Rye 12yo

Pappy. Pappy Van Winkle 15/20/23yo

RHF Rock Hill Farms

RR 101/ RR 90. Wild Turkey Russels Reserve

Saz Jr. Sazerac Straight Rye (with no age statement)

Saz/ Saz 18. Sazerac 18yo Rye

SW, S-W. Stitzel-Weller

The Fox. Virginia Gentleman 90

Tribute. WT Tribute

UDV United Distillers and Vintners

VG Virginia Gentleman

VOB Very Old Barton

VROHH Very Rare Old Heaven Hill (I may Be the only one using this)

VSOF. Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12yo

VVOF. Very Very Old Fitzgerald

VWFRR Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yo

WLW William Larue Weller 12yo barrel proof

WR Woodford Reserve

WT Wild Turkey( often followed by age/proof)

WTKS Kentucky Spirit

WTRB Rare Breed

barturtle
03-28-2006, 06:56
Damn!:smiley_acbt: If I would have realized how great the need was I would have put the decoder up on Ebay! Coulda made a killin':slappin:

kbuzbee
03-28-2006, 07:08
Yep, you missed your shot at fame... You know I really believe the difference between those who take these ideas to fruition and the rest of us is exactly that. They don't have any better ideas than the rest of us. They just have something in them that says "This is really a good idea, run with it"

Ken

BourbonJoe
03-28-2006, 07:12
How about a list of the other acronyms we use such as IMO, IMHO, etc. and the ever popular YMMV (which I still do not know the meaning of). Just a thought.
Joe

barturtle
03-28-2006, 07:22
Most of those are pretty standardized across the net and can be found here:

www.acronymfinder.com (http://www.acronymfinder.com)

Vange
03-28-2006, 07:36
How about a list of the other acronyms we use such as IMO, IMHO, etc. and the ever popular YMMV (which I still do not know the meaning of). Just a thought.
Joe

I looked it up.
YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)

What the hell does that mean?

barturtle
03-28-2006, 09:04
WOw that's barely readable in Red2Black

bluesbassdad
03-28-2006, 13:22
I've always assumed that YMMV is based on the disclaimer that once accompanied auto makers' advertising claims in regard to gas mileage. The point was that a given buyer's experience might be different (nearly always worse, for some reason I never understood) than the claimed figures because of unique circumstances.

"YMMV" has become a way of recognizing that what the writer says may not be directly applicable to every reader.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

mrt
03-30-2006, 13:27
Well done :) I was struggling to solve the puzzle myself. This is thread is to be kept here for the newcomers. By the way, I find myself successful, given the results here, becouse my replies for more than half of the acronyms were true. Now, the exam. is over for me :lol: