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Lapianoman
08-30-2007, 11:51
Just wanted to say a quick 'hello' to everyone!

I'm a long time scotch drinker who's been getting into bourbon more & more. My collection isn't exactly impressive, but hopefully I've made some good choices, and I'm looking forward to lots of help finding new whiskeys to try. (Gotta get used to adding that 'e'!)

Currently I have:

Elijah Craig 12
Blanton's Original
Old Grand-Dad 114 (86 proof also)
Evan Williams Single Barrel 1997
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yr


Thanks for letting me aboard!

Aged In Oak
08-30-2007, 15:19
Welcome aboard! As someone who is relatively new to the board, I can tell you I've already picked up a bunch of good recommendations in the short time I've been here. Hopefully you'll find the forums as fun and useful as I have.

HighTower
08-30-2007, 15:26
Lapianoman,
Welcome to SB.com!
You have already picked up a few nice ones there...I would recommend picking up a wheat recipe bourbon just to compare...if you can get Weller 12yo I would say get that. I just discovered it myself, fantastic bourbon!

Scott

ggilbertva
09-01-2007, 10:26
Lapianoman,
Welcome to SB.com!
You have already picked up a few nice ones there...I would recommend picking up a wheat recipe bourbon just to compare...if you can get Weller 12yo I would say get that. I just discovered it myself, fantastic bourbon!

Scott

Scott,

I spoke with Brett and Binny's and he said the Weller 12 year is Bernhiem Whiskey aged 14+ years. He purchased 10 barrels from BT that should keep him well stocked for the next couple of years.

heatmiser
09-01-2007, 11:10
Scott,

I spoke with Brett and Binny's and he said the Weller 12 year is Bernhiem Whiskey aged 14+ years. He purchased 10 barrels from BT that should keep him well stocked for the next couple of years.

I placed my order for the PVW 23 on Thursday and had Brett throw in two Weller 12's. Had just about every other Weller offering except this one. Looking forward to trying it next to the others that I currently have open...

mozilla
09-01-2007, 15:29
Scott,

I spoke with Brett and Binny's and he said the Weller 12 year is Bernhiem Whiskey aged 14+ years. He purchased 10 barrels from BT that should keep him well stocked for the next couple of years.


Damn, I swear he told me those were Old Fitz barrels(SW). Do y'all know if UD kept the Old Fitz name on all the new wheated barrel heads, after the move from SW? Also, does HH use the OF name on all wheated barrel heads?
Jeff Mo.

scopenut
09-04-2007, 13:56
Nice to have another Floridian on board!

I'm located in Hollywood, just S. of Ft. Lauderdale. I'll be interested to hear if you know of any interesting retailers in the WPB area. In my area, Total Wine has the largest selection, whereas Cellars and ABC have things not carried by TW.

-Kevin

ggilbertva
09-05-2007, 04:41
Damn, I swear he told me those were Old Fitz barrels(SW). Do y'all know if UD kept the Old Fitz name on all the new wheated barrel heads, after the move from SW? Also, does HH use the OF name on all wheated barrel heads?
Jeff Mo.

Jeff,

You are correct, Brett did say that the barrel caps said "Old Fitzgerald Distillery". Of course, a 14 year bourbon would place distillation right around '93 which would be post SW distillation. I think if it was SW in the barrels, he would have said so. In any case, his review and those of others say this is mighty fine bourbon in that bottle.

Lapianoman
09-17-2007, 12:24
Nice to have another Floridian on board!

I'm located in Hollywood, just S. of Ft. Lauderdale. I'll be interested to hear if you know of any interesting retailers in the WPB area. In my area, Total Wine has the largest selection, whereas Cellars and ABC have things not carried by TW.

-Kevin
Yeah, Total Wine is my go-to store now. They're building one just down the road from me...very dangerous! :P

I've never heard of Cellars before, but ABC is a staple location of my also. Other than that, I know of a couple "Mom & Pop" stores that have decent selections, but nothing I've seen rivals Total Wine's selection for bourbon or scotch.

HighTower
09-17-2007, 23:03
If either of you go to Crown Wine and Spirits at 12524 W Sunrise Blvd, look for Joy and tell her Scott from Australia says hi! :grin:

Scott

Also, do either of you know a location near Hollywood or Sunrise where I can get a Knob Creek 1.75 for a decent price??

scopenut
09-18-2007, 10:01
Also, do either of you know a location near Hollywood or Sunrise where I can get a Knob Creek 1.75 for a decent price??

Scott, I'll keep my eyes open for one.

-Kevin