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    Re: NEPA Checking In

    Welcome to the forum, Jerry! You certainly do look like you like rye! Look forward to your participation in the forum and sharing of your bourbon-rye journey!
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/15: Elijah Craig 12 year old

    I enjoy EC12. It is consistent and the quality and price are great! However, I find it is a "mood" pour. Occasionally, I find it a little too oaky. Other times, it falls perfectly within my...
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    Re: Greetings from Somerset, KY

    Welcome aboard! My dad was from Kingston, TN. So, we drove throw Somerset quite often on the trip from IN to TN. My wife's family is from Corbin and Harlan. Beautiful area! I assume your name is...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/15: George Dickel No. 12

    I bought a bottle. Drank it slowly over time. I wanted to like it but didn't. Just not in my wheelhouse. Left half a bottle at a party just to clear space on the shelf.
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    Re: Hello from Indy

    Welcome to the forum Steelersfan! I live a little west of Indy. What side of town are you on?
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    I never drink ECBP neat, other than just a taste. While I have added water to dilute it to around 105 to 110 proof, I prefer blending 50:50 EC12/ECBP. This generally gets it down to my preferred...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/15: Buffalo Trace

    I was trying to remember when BT bourbon was first released as the "flagship" bourbon. I know I tried it fairly early on since a friend brought back a bottle of this "new" bourbon that "you have to...
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    Re: More greetings from Chicago!

    Welcome to the forum, Sean! I think I know your brother James! I bet you never heard that before. :skep:

    One thing I love about Indiana is that we share both Illinois (specifically Chicago) and...
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    Re: Hello from the Chicago Burbs

    Hi Nole,

    Welcome to the forum. I am glad you decided to join! You have a lot of friends from the Chicago area in the forum. Your mix of bottles looks great! Enjoy the adventure.

    I agree...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/15: Stagg Jr.

    I picked up a bottle of Batch #3 today. I was told that it had been sitting around for awhile. I recall seeing Stagg Jr. on the shelf last fall but don't recall the batch number. I wasn't really...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/14: Maker's Mark Cask Strength

    I have (had) three bottles. All from different areas; one from Texas, one from Chicago and one from Indy but all the same batch (#14-02) obtained from late December through mid-February. Based on...
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    Re: Hello from central Indiana

    Welcome pellidon!

    You will find a pretty sizable central Indiana contingent in the forum. As a fellow engineer, I believe geeky is a complimentary trait!
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/15: Stagg Jr.

    I got a bottle of the first batch. It was pretty hot and a little harsh (as noted by Rich) without diluting either with ice, water or, my preference, BT. I tried to take it down to between 100 and...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 1/15: Wild Turkey 101

    I like it and consider it one of the better bourbons in its price range. I don't believe I have owned a bottle for about a year or so. However, I generally have at least one WT product in the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/14: Maker's Mark Cask Strength

    I am not a real fan of regular Maker's. However, I really like MMCS. I know the price seems high ($30-35) for a 375 ml bottle. However, it compares to or surpasses most bourbons in the $60-70...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 12/14: Four Roses Single Barrel

    It is a great bourbon for the low $30 range. I haven't bought a bottle for over a year because I have been able to find FR BS for $45 (on sale) to $50. I find the value and flavor of the FR BS to...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/14: Blanton's

    Always a nice pour! The price used to seem higher in a relative sense but with all of the price increases and overpriced sourced stuff it doesn't seem out of line.
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    Re: Old Charter 12 pints

    Yes, very interesting insight! I really like OC10. How does OC 12 compare?
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    Re: New guy from the Bay Area

    Pretty diverse list of bottles! I think you will find that you will be introduced to a broad array of pours on this site. Enjoy the journey!
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    Re: New guy from the Bay Area

    Welcome to the community Pete! I think you will enjoy it. So, tell us a little more about yourself. What bourbons have you tried? What do you like?
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 7/14: Very Old Barton 100 proof/BIB

    My perspective exactly. The price is right and there is nothing wrong with it. It just isn't something that I look forward to. I can still find aged stated bottles but I continue to pass. I...
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    Re: Semi-New from NJ w/ KY Roots

    Interestingly, I recalled your name and wondered "why is he posting a new thread in the New to Straightbourbon thread?" I appreciate knowing more about you and find your journey and what got you...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/14: Woodford Reserve

    The connection to the Derby and marketing focused on the picturesque distillery have helped the brand image too.

    I like it at $25 a bottle. $35 a bottle, not so much.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    I didn't drink it in college but I have had more than enough at company Christmas parties to know that I will never buy a bottle.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I have seen OGD 114 recently for $19.99 in Indy. Good price on a solid bourbon.

    "After thinking it over for the last few nights I'm convinced my last bottle of WFE was the OGD mashbill (an 11...
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