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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/13: Pappy 15

    Per my post above, the pic I mentioned attaching isn't there because I couldn't remember how to add an image (not that it was all that great a pic). And I just got confused by the FAQ answer as to...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/13: Pappy 15

    Like many on this thread, I am a big fan of aged wheaters, Van Winkles in particular. As I've stated before, I developed my taste for bourbon during my youth by raiding my Pappy's stash of a...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    1792 Ridgemont Reserve is not generally available at the stores I frequent, so when I saw a single bottle of it sitting forlorn among the Beams in an independent retailer I had stopped at to buy beer...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    You can also count me in as a VOB BIB fan. I'll be on the lookout for a 1792 to compare it with.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    [QUOTE=sutton;367806]

    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

    Thanks, Sutton (and Bourbon Boiler)--I should have gone off site and Googled this. Somehow in the context I thought maybe RC meant Rye...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    Hi Joe-

    What's IIRC mean? Couldn't find it in the "Frequently Used Abbreviations & Acronyms" page, and a search for it led me astray.

    Thanks.

    -Charlie
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    A little late to the thread this month. Been on vacation. Fishing was good. So I picked up my first ETL single barrel last night. Smooth, actually too smooth. That's not necessarily a bad thing:...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/13: Wathen's

    I generally like to participate in the BOTMs, but the only Wathen's I have seen for sale near me would cost about $35 (with tax). No comments in this thread have convinced me to make that investment,...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    For me, one of the great things about SB is that it leads me to new whiskey discoveries, and this one was a revelation. Coincidentally, in my pre-SB days when I'd just order a shot of rail bourbon...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/12: Kirkland Small Batch Bourbon

    You're welcome, Joe. Glad to help out with the BOTM. Coincidentally, Baker's is my favorite Beam product, and I like it a lot. Over the years, I had developed a soft spot in my liver for Jim Beam. It...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/12: Kirklnd Small Batch Bourbon

    Even though I am a Costco member, I tried a liquor purchase as if I weren't. I told the doorman I was buying booze, and he waved me right in. I tried to put the purchase on my MasterCard, and the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/12: Kirklnd Small Batch Bourbon

    Sorry, bottle is gone.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/12: Kirklnd Small Batch Bourbon

    I better jump in here since I'm one of those who has been urging Joe to select Kirkland as BOTM.

    First I'd like to point out that, at least in Illinois, one need not be a member of Costco to...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM: 7/12 Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye

    Gee, thanks, Joe. I had been saving opening my sole bottle of VWFRR for an occasion more special than a break in the heat wave, but I'm always game to join the BOTM discussion (assuming a rye can be...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/12: Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr 90 proof

    I finally laid my hands on my first bottle of ORVW 10/90 and find it a pleasant pour. I agree with LongBeachScott (above) for the most part on the comparisons of the two Wellers with the two ORVWs. I...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/12: Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr 90 proof

    Went to a bigger Binny's last night and there were cases of Weller 12 blocking the aisle, plenty of Antique, and a fair amount of Binny's select Special Reserve. No Van Winkle, of course.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/12: Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr 90 proof

    Have not yet stumbled upon a ORVW 10/90. Have a 10/107 recently opened, a bottle that involved some searching for last fall. An open Weller 7/107 sits next to it, and IMHO fares well with the Van...
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    Re: BOTM 10/11: Angel's Envy

    Thanks, Joe, for choosing Angel's Envy this month. As you know, I received a gift bottle a while back and was looking for an excuse to open it. So I did last night, and had a couple of pours, which...
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    Re: BOTM 1/11: J.T.S. Brown BIB

    Now I see it's "only" $16.99 at the Highland Park store. What gives, Binny?
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    Re: BOTM 1/11: J.T.S. Brown BIB

    $19.99 on the shelf, and with the fed/state/county/city taxes, more than $22 out the door. I'd never been to the famed South Loop Binny's, and was stuck on the ramp from the Stevenson to the...
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    Re: BOTM 1/11: J.T.S. Brown BIB

    Burned by Binny.
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    Re: BOTM 1/11: J.T.S. Brown BIB

    Just found a JTSB BIB. Got it to have the funny label on the bar, and it turns out the bottle I bought has a crooked label (I should study these things while still in the store). I'm not a fan of the...
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    Re: BOTM 7/11: Maker's 46

    I got my first bottle of 46 on sale for $30 and opened it just last month. I'm pretty much running with the pack here. Better than MM and decent enough but not as tasty as other wheaters in the price...
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    Re: BOTM 4/11: The 2010 BTAC

    I have only the WLW from this collection, purchased earlier in the year. BOTM a good excuse to open it. Had a couple of nice pours over the weekend.

    For the record, I'm a longtime bourbon drinker...
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    Re: BOTM 9/10: Booker's

    I sampled a pour of Booker's after a nice steak dinner, delivered in a brandy snifter. Didn't gather any details on the bottling. 100/107-proof bourbons are my favorites, and this Booker's had plenty...
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