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Special Reserve
01-01-2007, 05:32
Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot "B"

jburlowski
01-01-2007, 07:28
ETL and a little Lot B

FlashPuppy
01-01-2007, 08:31
I am not sure. It was a little fuzzy....:skep:

SBOmarc
01-01-2007, 08:57
Lot B

Happy New Year!!

ratcheer
01-01-2007, 09:06
I haven't had one, yet. Maybe as football gets cranked up, a little later.

Tim

fog
01-01-2007, 09:16
Eagle Rare 101.

Frodo
01-01-2007, 10:41
Eagle Rare SB...

heatmiser
01-01-2007, 11:39
George T Stagg

camduncan
01-01-2007, 12:01
I'm trying to have an alcohol free January......:bigeyes: :bigeyes:
Is it bad that I'm already thinking what my first bourbon will be :skep:
(Lot B or Rittenhouse Rye are my lead thoughts at this stage)

HighTower
01-01-2007, 12:49
I'm trying to have an alcohol free January......:bigeyes: :bigeyes:
Is it bad that I'm already thinking what my first bourbon will be :skep:
(Lot B or Rittenhouse Rye are my lead thoughts at this stage)
Alcohol free January?? Think it's bad thinking what your firstbourbon will be? I think it's bad you're trying to have an alcohol free January!:lol:

I had "more than enough" Canadian Club Classic yesterday.....


Scott

tsangster
01-01-2007, 15:17
Wild Turkey 101

jeff
01-01-2007, 15:19
Pappy 23! :yum:

T47
01-01-2007, 16:31
Lot B when I got home from work at 2 AM. Nice send off to the sack.

ripvanfan
01-01-2007, 16:33
Glad to see someone else thinking Canadian Club Classic is very worthy of space in the liquor cabinet. No bourbon yet for me in '07, but I've been very busy buying and acquiring various bottlings over the last few days. The latest being a Pappy 15 yr.

luv2hunt
01-01-2007, 16:43
The latest being a Pappy 15 yr.

Bet you didn't get that in Iowa!!

Dawn

CrispyCritter
01-01-2007, 17:04
ORVW 10/107 for me - only a few pours left.

luv2hunt
01-01-2007, 17:55
Four Roses Super Premium. I'll bring it to the next gathering :)

Dawn

drli
01-01-2007, 18:17
working on finishing off the BOTM, OGD 114. Hope to get another great BOTM soon!! My guess... Bookers! or Weller 107!

gothbat
01-01-2007, 18:20
The last of my 06 WLW.

ripvanfan
01-01-2007, 18:41
Back in 2001, there was a store in Coralville that carried the 10, 15, and rye squats, but nothing since. The closest Binny's is less than 160 miles from my house so don't feel too bad for me Dawn. Now if I can get Binny's talked into opening up a store on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities... one can dream. Unfortunately, it's 450 miles for me to get anything 4 Roses so my bottle of Single Barrel may remain unopened for quite sometime.

ILLfarmboy
01-01-2007, 19:56
Sitting Here drinking some OGD 114.


Back in 2001, there was a store in Coralville that carried the 10, 15, and rye squats, but nothing since. The closest Binny's is less than 160 miles from my house so don't feel too bad for me Dawn. Now if I can get Binny's talked into opening up a store on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities... one can dream. Unfortunately, it's 450 miles for me to get anything 4 Roses so my bottle of Single Barrel may remain unopened for quite sometime.

How familiar are you with the Illinois side? The Hy-Vee in Milan carries a pretty good selection of bourbon. It is the only place I can find Weller Antique, they also carry BT (which I see from one of your previous posts you enjoy). Last year I got the manager to order the BTAC, but I think I was just about the only one to buy any. This year no luck.

Sweetmeats
01-01-2007, 20:45
Rittenhouse BIB. Not bourbon obviously but I'm now on my way to Elmer T. Lee and would like to wish him the best of health in 2007.

barturtle
01-01-2007, 20:50
My first bourbon of 2007 was VBT#30, but before that I had some Dickel Barrel Select. It's looking to be a good year already.

Isoflex
01-01-2007, 22:23
Lawrenceburg Lemonade made with Henry McKenna.....I was drinking mixed drinks in order to conserve sobriety for a respectable amount of time at my party and not make a fool of myself singing karaoke like I did last year!

FlashPuppy
01-01-2007, 23:00
I can now say with some degre of certianity (is that even a word?) that the first bourbon which I have dranken (grammar?) was WT101. The nice bartender lady kindly offered my buddy and I Knob Creek at $1.50 a pour thereafter. Seeing as she only had a half bottle left of it, we finished it off to help her out...:grin: :grin: :grin:

wadewood
01-02-2007, 06:57
I finished off the bottle with a 1 oz pour of FR Small Batch for first drink in 2007.

gluce
01-02-2007, 08:06
On the 31st was Lot B and Elmer T., then on the 1st 2007 Lot B. Happy New Year to you all.

George

ripvanfan
01-02-2007, 08:19
Sitting Here drinking some OGD 114.



How familiar are you with the Illinois side? The Hy-Vee in Milan carries a pretty good selection of bourbon. It is the only place I can find Weller Antique, they also carry BT (which I see from one of your previous posts you enjoy). Last year I got the manager to order the BTAC, but I think I was just about the only one to buy any. This year no luck.

Illfarmboy:

There used to be a great store in East Moline that carried Van Winkle and many other great products, but that place has since closed after 30+ years in business. I was aware that the Milan HyVee had a great beer selection, but was unaware they sold Buffalo Trace or the Antiques(at one time)

thanks for the info...

ripvanfan

arsbadmojo
01-02-2007, 10:02
I haven't had any in 2007. But the last one I had in 2006 was Kentucky Tavern.

My wife and daughter were both sick in bed, but we'd been invited to a neighborhood gathering at the house down the street. We're a pretty close knit street, so I felt sort of obligated to make an appearance, even though I wasn't planning on staying long. I had prepared some hors d'oeuvres earlier anyway when the rest of the family had still planned on going.

So the hostess welcomes me in, I say hello to everyone and she shows me to the little bar. They had Maker's and Kentucky Tavern. I can hear you screaming now, but I actually reached for the Kentucky Tavern. Hehehe. I've had Maker's. I like it fine. I have some in my own collection. Kentucky Tavern was new to me. I'd seen it (always on the bottom shelf) but never tried it.

I almost always try new bourbons straight up, but decided that ice might be prudent with this one.

You know what? It wasn't bad at all. Very middle of the road inoffensive, mildly sweet. I ended up having another before I left.

I really am starting to believe that there are no bad bourbons, only better ones.

J.W.
01-02-2007, 11:52
Old Forester 100. I wish you all a very good year.
J.W.

kitzg
01-02-2007, 12:56
I'm trying to have an alcohol free January......:bigeyes: :bigeyes:
Is it bad that I'm already thinking what my first bourbon will be :skep:
(Lot B or Rittenhouse Rye are my lead thoughts at this stage)

I want to wish you the best! I need to spend 2 weeks without alcohol so I can give my weight loss a boost. I think I will start right after the American Super Bowl as I like beer with my football ;-) I've gone without for a few weeks before and with a special diet it really worked. So I wish you good luck on your goal

kitzg
01-02-2007, 13:00
Since I had wine and sparkling wine for New Years, I've not had bourbon since last week (and that bourbon was really special in Kentucky).

But during the Louisville Cardinal game (Bowl game) tonight I should have bourbon!

UPDATE: I started with what I had opened and a tribute to Louisville: Old Fitz.

Then I went with VanWinkle Lot B -- though I had to open it I had two bottles and felt like a really good bourbon to toast the Cards!

mrt
01-02-2007, 13:00
Not bourbon but Jack Daniels was my first sip in 2007. The second was, Jim Beam White, today.

hollywood
01-02-2007, 14:55
Blanton's...rocks...

OscarV
01-02-2007, 15:31
I have not had one yet this year. I think I over did it this past weekend.

Jazzhead
01-02-2007, 16:47
A friend and I toasted to a Pappy 20 at the stroke of midnight, but my first true pour of 2007 is a bottle of JW Dant BIB, an eighties vintage bottle (distilled at DSP -2, Louisville, for whom that coded information has meaning). It has a grassy nose, that sort of reminds me of Old Pogue, and a dark cherrish, long finish. It's not a well balanced dram, but still tasty and drinkable.

TNbourbon
01-02-2007, 17:52
Enjoying some '06 ER17 right now -- very orange-y, and very good. Since I find I kinda like this bourbon stuff, I may have something else tonight, too.

TnSquire
01-02-2007, 18:02
I tapped into my OGD BIB last nite. Tonite it is ORVW 15

ggilbertva
01-02-2007, 19:35
My first of the new year was Wathen's, this evening. I didn't have anything New Years day. Now, Saturday night, I held a chili, poker and UFC Fighting get together. We started with Beer and ended the evening sampling Old Pogue, Van Winkle Lot B, Kentucky Spirit and Eagle Rare 17.

gluce
01-03-2007, 11:23
Greg,

I am also losing weight. I do the Atkins for short periods of time. You know on the Atkins you can drink, there are only calories, per ounce it is something like 70-100 per.

No carbs-so if you don't drink too much each day maybe 2-3 ounces a day, or however you want to proportion that out you should be safe, but of course you should include this in your daily or weekly intake of calories.

Good luck, it's tough to lose weight once you get past forty, I have found. Alot of work.

George

Old Lamplighter
01-03-2007, 21:55
Blanton's followed shortly thereafter by Wild Turkey Split Label 12.

Pappy's Friend
01-03-2007, 22:19
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year

straightwhiskeyruffneck
01-03-2007, 22:31
weller antique 7/107

NYtaster
01-04-2007, 19:52
ETL, now it gone :(

Tim

SSBourbon1
01-05-2007, 07:24
A nice long pour of a new bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed. Well appreciated and well enjoyed.

Vange
01-05-2007, 08:57
Not a bourbon, but the same vein, Rittenhouse BIB 100 proof.
I had a few manhattans made with some vya and orange fee's bitters and a cherry at the bottom on NYE. As they went down I kept calling them
"mantinis" and they were not to be triffled with!

Ken Weber
01-05-2007, 09:36
Elmer just came into my office and I told him of your New Year's wish; he says he hopes you a great year as well!

Ken

TomH
01-05-2007, 18:04
I needed a break from all the rum I was consuming so I did have one Jim Beam White with ginger beer for my first (and so far only) pour of bourbon this year. Drying out for a couple more days (vacationing is such hard work!), but expect will at least be ready to pour something during the Sunday chat.

Tom

dougdog
01-05-2007, 18:08
WT 12, Gold Foil edition, while on chat last night!

luv2hunt
01-05-2007, 18:45
WT 12 Split Label last night in chat.
Tonight it's the gold foil.

Ben......see what you started!!!!

Dawn

MrAtomic
01-11-2007, 13:44
Eagle Rare 101 -- my first (and sadly, presumably last) bottle, purchased Dec. 31st at LeNell's. Although my family lives back in NY, this was my first visit to LeNell's and it was great, except for the large sign in the window reading "Red Hook Rye is Sold Out."

djherring
01-15-2007, 09:02
My first experience with Four Roses Single Barrel...