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    Re: Hello all from SoCal

    Yes, welcome! Always glad to have another California dweller here. It is a good place to learn a lot, appreciate this fine drink bourbon, and probably even make some new acquaintances and even...
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    Sticky: Re: How To Get Started.

    This is a great sticky!

    To what Cowdery said, "Start your journey by developing your tasting technique," I would add that making it an actual standard technique is most helpful. For instance as...
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    Re: BOTM 8/10: Weller Centennial

    I've been noticing this "low level" of which you speak. It's sort of sad, but if it means more good bourbon for those who want it, it may not be an entirely bad thing!


    Thanks for that -- several...
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    Re: BOTM 8/10: Weller Centennial

    Make it four -- I can find Reserve, 12-year and Antique, but even though I know Centennial has been gone for a while, none of the retailers I talk to even remember having it.
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    ^ Thanks Scott! :lol: I peeked in over there early on and decided it was best for me just to keep to the other parts of the salon/saloon here. Even the most genial folks can get pretty passionate if...
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    ^ Thank you, spy247. Truer words have never been written here than "a great bunch of people." I've been having a great time reading past threads, building a modest bourbon collection, tasting them...
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    ^ Thanks for the welcome and the chat recommendation. I definitely agree that the "friendly factor" here is amazing and look forward to seeing it "live."

    Cordially,
    Trace T.
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    ^ Thanks, Greg! I love the search function. :cool: It has allowed me to read an incredible number of reviews, opinions and interesting stories, some even with what appear to be facts. Also thanks for...
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    Re: Hello from Minnesota!

    Well, that explains some of the good vibes. U of Georgia, eh? Some of my family went to school in Georgia, but not at the U. My dad was a Ramblin' Wreck.

    Cordially,
    Trace T.
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    Re: Greetings From Colorado

    Hello wripvanwinkle:

    I'm new here, too, but I think you're in the right place. Excellent bunch of people here who freely share a treasure-trove of bourbon information. Back in the 80's I used to...
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    Heh! Thanks, Joe. And yes, I'm very happy, having enjoyed a true Whiskey Sour this evening. Amazing what fresh lemon juice, a tad bit of sugar and decent bourbon will combine to create. :) Three...
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    Geography is funny, isn't it? In relation to SBOmarc, I'm in northern California but in relation to you, I'm south of the delta so cartographically speaking I'm in the southern part of the place...
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    The northeastern edge, glorious Appalachia. As fancy as I used to get and can still pretend to be, it's nice to know I'm from the hills and always will be at heart. :) So much of the world wants you...
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    Re: Coming Home & Never Too Late

    Thank you, smokinjoe. Yes, the fact that "bourbon makes me happy" does sum things up, and what a wide range of happiness there is to be had in the world of bourbon! I'd no idea but am certainly...
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    Coming Home & Never Too Late

    Hello All:

    I was born in Kentucky and came from a family with a taste for bourbon. I think it was in my veins, just waiting to be noticed and appreciated. Even though I live in California, I've...
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