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    Re: BOTM, 12/06: Old Grand Dad 114

    Oh yes, definitely going to take advantage. Although it seems we have the more popular labels on sale every other or every 3rd month, only the larger stores here carry ETL at all. Haven't had Rare...
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    Re: BOTM, 12/06: Old Grand Dad 114

    Crap! This sounds like one I would love to try, but the 114 isn't sold here in Virginia! :hot: We have the low octane version, which doesn't sound like it would be near as good as this one.

    Hmm.....
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    Re: Bourbon Newbie Question

    Hello from another middle-aged Virginia newbie!

    Definitely try Eagle Rare 10 year. Ditto Wild Turkey 101, maybe even Russels Reserve. Something a little different, but I think you will love (I...
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    Welcome! I'm a newcomer here also. I have done my...

    Welcome! I'm a newcomer here also. I have done my share of worshipping the Porcelain Princess thanks to JB white, among other things. Never could stand Jack Black enough to get drunk on it - although...
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    Yeah, I get the feeling that the Woodford Reserve...

    Yeah, I get the feeling that the Woodford Reserve is not one of those bang-for-the-buck bottles. I am anxious to try the Knob Creek, as I've heard it is similar to Bakers:toast: Damn I wish that...
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    Correct Joel, the 12 yr. I tried it again the...

    Correct Joel, the 12 yr. I tried it again the other night, and although I'm noticing I appreciate different bourbons from one evening to the next, I am consistently unhappy with the EC12. It...
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    Wow! nice collection Scott! I'm guessing the...

    Wow! nice collection Scott!
    I'm guessing the bourbon helps with that, huh? :grin:



    Thanks, I'll do that. I think there's something to the idea of re-visiting a bottle every now and...
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    My profound thanks! Its all so clear now. How...

    My profound thanks! Its all so clear now. How could I have been so selfish. Its NOT about the hedonistic pleasure of imbibing in a soothing drink. It IS about supporting the economy! Supporting the...
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    Thanks Mark. As always, I guess thats the key,...

    Thanks Mark. As always, I guess thats the key, finding the proper balance. Just curious, how many bottles does it take before the wifeys say enough is...
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    LOL Good man! I sense that you are like me, a...

    LOL Good man! I sense that you are like me, a giver, one who bears the burden of selflessly testing fine things like good bourbon, over and over, for the betterment of our fellow man!

    Wifey is...
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    Thanks John and Jay! It does indeed seem like a...

    Thanks John and Jay!
    It does indeed seem like a very friendly and helpful community here, and I appreciate the ability to participate in my humble newbie way. Nice metaphor! Makes me feel like I...
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    I'll have to try that. We also have Russells...

    I'll have to try that. We also have Russells Reserve
    Ultimately I'd like to end up with 2 "everyday" favorites, one a mellow Makers or Elmer T Lee type, and a punchier, bolder Bakers type.
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    Negative on Wellers. We do have VW Special...

    Negative on Wellers. We do have VW Special Reserve 12 yr at $36 vs $25 for MM

    Actually, I need to try the MM and ETL on the same day. I can't believe the ETL didn't impress me better than it did....
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    I really think its the glass I just bought...

    I really think its the glass I just bought yesterday. I havent seen one like it before. It's basically a cross between a rocks glass and a snifter. Starting at the bottom of the glass, the wall...
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    New Mamber/First Tasting

    Hello All,
    I've been lurking for a week or so, and in that brief time have learned a lot from the folks here, for which I am greatful!

    Since I was a wee little tike about 25 years ago, I've...
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