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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/14: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    Great value, it's interesting to see how the batches vary by balance. I still haven't had one which topped the gift shop single barrels though.
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    Re: Checking in from Aurora, IL

    Whats your local store?
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    Re: Hello From Chicago!

    that old fitz bib mini (55'-61') needs to be drank soon
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    Re: Hello From Chicago!

    Hey Lionel glad you joined!
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    Re: New guy from Chicagoland!

    Watch out for a guy named Brett, he invites everyone over to drink bourbon then takes his clothes off and goes swimming.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    Trying side by side 2003 MM vs current was a real eye opener. 03' was much sweeter, balanced, and in the tradition of wheated bourbon. The stuff today is too much ethel forward for a 90 proofer.
  7. Re: New to bourbon and have a question about buying barrels

    Heaven Hill and LDI also do contract distilling I believe which is different because the NDP buys the whiskey off the stills and then pays rent to age it.
  8. Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    My only complaint is that I have had a few different bottles of this which were a bit too thin. I have had some barrel selections of this at restaurants which were GREAT. Still none to me have the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 7/13: Willet Pot Still Reserve

    A high corn sweet corny bourbon has been my experience. But I have always enjoyed it. Despite people seeming to loath it on here I have enjoyed it and purchased it for home. Great looking package...
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Awesome Aaron, I enjoy your blog.
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Thanks everyone, it's been an awesome week of reading and learning on here.
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    Re: Hello from Milwaukee

    cheers and welcome from your neighbor to the south
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    Re: New in Chicago

    Squire you are right, sorry I don't have the lingo down yet. Old Fitz Bonded indeed.
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Thank you I liked your "hipster bartender with a false sense of worth" quote. I may have to borrow that line.
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    Re: New in Chicago

    Yes I have a quite a few places to pick up OFBB around town averaging $15.99 for a 750.
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    The best time to talk Bourbon is Thursday afternoons 4-10. I'm behind the bar and there isn't usually a lot of people competing for my attention. I'm also there Monday,Tuesday and Friday but those...
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    I'm at Delilah's.

    Last night from the home collection I tasted Weller 7yr 90 (not sure of the year, old packaging) and 2008 Van Winkle 10yr 90. I really felt the sweetness of the wheat shines...
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    Hello from Chicago

    Been reading the forum for some time, finally joined. I'm a collector, dusty hunter, and bartender at one of the most comprehensive whisk(e)y bars in Chicago. Also looking to learn more, to be better...
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