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  1. Thread: Newbie Advice

    by shoshani
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    Re: Newbie Advice

    I think squire is, hands down, one of the most practical people I'll probably never get the chance to meet in person.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/15: Knob Creek

    Very often, when you first open a bottle of whiskey it will taste flat, but a day or two later it will have opened up quite a bit with oxidation. Letting a little air into the bottle does more...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/15: Knob Creek

    I don't remember a time we *didn't* have a BOTM, but apparently we've only had one for a decade. I've been here slightly over half again as long, but it still feels like yesterday.

    Knob Creek is...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/15: Jim Beam Bottled In Bond

    I'm about a fourth of the way through my first fifth (sorry, had to :) ) and I think oxidation improves it a bit. It's picked up a nuttiness that I find enjoyable. Like JBW and JBB, it is rather...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 1/14: Colonel E H Taylor Small Batch

    If you like the BTAC Thomas Handy Sazerac, you'll like the rye. Completely different mashbill - no corn, just rye with malted barley - but it has a very similar flavor of spicy confectionary.

    I'm...
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    Sticky: Re: Botm 1/13: Old Forester Signature

    I just picked up a bottle a week ago. Literally, New Year's Eve. Back in the late 1980s, Old Forester BIB was my favorite bourbon for mixing - a splash in root beer was sublime - but at the $25 I...
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    Re: Hi from Bloomington, IN

    I was born and raised in Bloomington, and lived there until I moved to Chicago in 1990 at the age of 25. I cut my bourbon teeth on the fine offerings of a local chain, Big Red Liquors.

    Welcome to...
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    Re: Whiskey Composition

    Bourbon whiskey is generally comprised of the following three grains: corn, rye, and malted barley. A few bourbons substitute wheat for the rye.

    Corn is the predominant grain; by law it must...
  9. Thread: Binny's

    by shoshani
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    Re: Binny's

    Binny's is pretty much in its own league. As a general rule, if your nearest Binny's doesn't have something but another Binny's does, they'll happily send it to your local. Takes a day or two but...
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    I sometimes refer to WA as a Poor Man's Rip; it is the same proof as Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107 but three years younger. However, it runs $19 in Chicagoland, as opposed to $30 for ORVW.

    What's odd...
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    I'm finding that FRSB is growing on me of late; I like it much better than I did when I first opened the bottle.

    The level of the whiskey is just about to the top of the label; the only thing I...
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    Re: New guy with question

    I wouldn't do it. The bourbon would most likely overpower the Scotch. There are higher-end blended Scotches that cost at least as much as, if not more than, single malts, and they have great depth...
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Interesting; I believe that Jim Murray noted cherry flavors, if not cherry chocolate, years ago in Ancient Age Barrel 107, which was a 107 proof expression of Ancient Age that has been discontinued.
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    Although I've picked up both Handy and W. LaRue Weller, I have shied away from picking up Stagg because I did not care for Buffalo Trace, and my understanding is that Stagg is made from the same "low...
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    I did try their everyday 80 proof expression a few years ago, back when someone had to bring it to me from their road trip to Kentucky. :) This was long enough ago that it does not stick out in my...
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    I just picked this up a week ago, and sad to say I find it tolerable but not noteworthy. Was similarly unimpressed by the Binny's single barrel selection of Buffalo Trace; I suppose I'm just not a...
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