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    Re: BOTM, 2/08: WL Weller Special Reserve

    As luck would have it I am in the middle of a bottle this month. Being the newbie that I am it's part of my "getting to know bourbon" progression and I feel awfully lucky that it also turns out to...
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    Re: Something Sweet

    Thanks for the link. Based on that thread the vote totals look like this...

    ETL - 10
    Fighting Cock - 4
    Weller 12yo - 3
    Weller Special Reserve - 2
    Weller Antique 107 - 2
    VW Lot B - 2
    Old...
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    Something Sweet

    I find that I really like the sweeter vanilla, toffee, and almost maple syrupy notes in the BT. They are much more pronounced in the nose than in the taste but being as strong as they are when you...
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    Re: dumb question

    I do not have a Centennial...yet.

    I am working on the Special Reserve I just got a few days ago. It's tasty and smooth. The nose is sweet, which I really like and the mouth feel is creamy/milky,...
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    Re: dumb question

    Help me out with the difference between the Centennial and the 12. The Centennial is 10 years old, correct? If so, why is the 10 more expensive than the 12?

    -Tim
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    Re: dumb question

    No good reason other than the aesthetics/experience of having a corked bottle of bourbon. I find them pleasing and was a bit disappointed when my new bottle of Special Reserve had a screw cap ala...
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    dumb question

    Weller Special Reserve, Antique 107, Centennial, or 12yo; any of them have a cork?

    -Tim
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    Re: Help a newbie in MI

    As the rye bourbon I'm using the BT that I've decided I like.
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    Re: Help a newbie in MI

    Well I've spent a week now with my bottle of BT and as was widely anticipated and prognosticated, I do like it very much. It is amazing that the flavors that were so overwhelming to me on the first...
  10. Thread: The Most...

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    The Most...

    How about starting with the simplest of tasting notes and have people sound off on their votes for the most "x" bourbon? What do you consider to be the sweetest, the most fruity, spicy, etc.?

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    Re: Help a newbie in MI

    Well after careful consideration I made a purchase tonight based on your recommendations as well as the discussions on the BOTM threads.

    My first StraightBourbon.com purchase was...

    Buffalo...
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    Re: Help a newbie in MI

    Wow! Thanks for all of the replies, input, advice, and warnings. What a great site!

    The problem now is, I've got so many choices I don't know where to begin. I've starting looking up tasting...
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    Help a newbie in MI

    Hello, I live in Metro Detroit and I am extremely new to bourbon. My sipping whiskey of choice has been Gentleman Jack (I can hear the jeers). I had a bottle of Maker's Mark and thought it was only...
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