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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Had my first pour of an Old Scout 7 year 99 proof. I can see some similarity to FRSB and WT101, but the FRSB seems "brighter" to me on the palate, while there was a sandalwood note on the nose of...
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    Re: Back afer a Verl Long Absence.

    Welcome back Craig ... you must feel a bit like Old Rip himself waking up after a 20 year nap! :grin:
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    Re: New Member in Maine

    Welcome aboard, Keith!
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Given the ullage in that bottle, I'm not sure you would get much for it - if at one point it was the nectar of the gods, it may not be any longer. I still suggest opening it and giving it a go on...
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    Re: Hello From Mass

    Welcome aboard, upStomp! Nice to see another local - Julio's has some great store selections as well; Ryan does a great job there.
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    Re: 1912 Old Jim Gore

    Definitely drink it .... tonight.
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    Re: Update to the Acronym list?

    Right - and there is a good example of having to read it in context ... I could have guessed better given the previous acronyms!
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    Re: Update to the Acronym list?

    :grin: OBSF - this is one of the 10 "formulas" for the Four Roses' bourbons. I think this one is high rye mashbill, herbal essence yeast - all 10 are detailed somewhere on here and also on Four...
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    Re: Greetings from Lakeview, Chicago

    Welcome Guy ... I enjoyed your narrative!
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    I've been exploring the TPS 1792 barrel selection - I like it well enough, but at 2X the cost of VOB BiB and trading oak influence for the nice fruity balance in the VOB, I don't get it at this...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

    I have a TPS Selection of 1792 - will have to open it tonight and give it a go. Bought a couple after VOB BiB opened my eyes to Barton distilling.
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    I thought it was more about the cuts to avoid the methanol in the heads - I'm sure running it through a radiator probably isn't best for you either, but I thought it was the methanol = blindness...
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    What about something that isn't very long aged, in case the char/barrel spice is a taste that might be too much of a jump from his current "brand"? Maybe a Heaven Hill Gold or BiB? Cheap, too ...
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    Re: Hello from Ft. Liquordale

    :o Should have known better ... and the sun did come up this morning ... :grin:
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    Re: Hello from Ft. Liquordale

    All solid recommendations ... but Squire, are you feeling OK? Where's the OGD BiB and VOB BiB? You're scaring me ...
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    Re: Greetings from NE ATL, Buford that is

    Welcome! From where did you hail in New England?
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    Sticky: Re: Botm 1/13: Old Forester Signature

    I actually prefer the Signature to WR - I don't get that copper penny thing with the Signature, and there seems to be more of the brown sugar / caramel going on. Woodford comes off a bit bitter to...
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    Re: Hello from New Hampshire

    Welcome, fellow New Englander - looking forward to your posts.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    Thanks - even a better value than I thought! And Mr. Russell is right, it does make a nice Manhattan - but rye ain't just for mixin' anymore ... :drink:
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    I think this is a spot-on description: in-your-face but in a good way - spicy rye with a bit of mint and cinnamon with a bold oaky dry finish. I do not typically bunker whiskey, but this was one...
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    Re: The infamous search for Pappy Van Winkle

    Hi, and welcomed to the site. I don't know how it is in NYC, but you might have more luck there than in the Boston area (including Rhode Island). Best I can recommend is to join Julio's Loch & Key...
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    Re: Hello from Sweden and a quick question

    Hello Dan and welcome ...

    While in California, try K&L http://www.klwines.com/store_locations.asp

    They have a good spirits selection and you can see their inventory online. Happy shopping!
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    Re: New from Philly area

    Welcome - 'Nova, '85.
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    Re: Bourbon Making Advice

    Well ... you're in for quite a bit of advice, I'd think :grin: - not sure how it is going to converge! Taste preferences are as varied as bourbons on the market ...

    Whatever you decide to do,...
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    Re: I am a bad friend

    Good to know - if you really want to embarrass him, I like the idea of using a rye-based bourbon better. Go find a piece of white oak, toast it a bit on the grill, then stick it in a bottle of EC12...
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