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    Re: Hello from Connecticut, soon to be Kentucky

    Not sure what type of engineer you are, but here's one that will tick a couple of boxes: :)...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    Well, good to know, Joe, thanks! I never knew that is what folks were referring to! You are correct that every time I read "funk", I read it as a negative. JB's style is distinctive, and when the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    Enoch - thanks. Very interesting. I don't have any "old" (70's, 80's) JB products to compare to, that would probably help me "get it". If it seems to lessen with age, perhaps a JBW is a good one...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    I confess, same here. JBW, JBB, JB Single Barrel, OGDs, Basil, Baker's, Booker's, KC and KCSB - I'm not sure what is referred to as "funk", which I translate into something perhaps musty, dank,...
  5. Re: Hello from the backawaters of Massachusetts

    Hi Gerry, welcome -

    Given most Bostonians view the backwaters starting somewhere around Cambridge to Rte 128, I guess we are all part of the same woods! :)

    Look forward to your posts - if you...
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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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