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    Re: Hello from CHicago NW Burbs

    Great to see you here CP!!!. Thanks for joining and look forward to your contributions. I'll get a hold of you shortly. Crazy busy on a work project.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/15: Knob Creek

    My take is I suspect, that true super tasters (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/super-tasting-science-find-out-if-youre-a-supertaster/) may be the ones who get the "funk" and react most...
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    Re: Walker's Deluxe question....

    Would be post 1989 bottling with a health warning on the label. Walker's Deluxe was an Illinois made bourbon up until the Hiram Walker owned Peoria distillery stopped distilling bourbon in 1972 (the...
  4. Thread: Old but new

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    Re: Old but new

    Welcome back on board Johnsona and to being part of this community that Jim Butler started up long before the current boom... heck even before the turn of the century :cool:.
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    Re: New to Straightbourbon.com

    And I hope not at all Rich as even Mr. Risen (;)) made his clever observation on the microdistillery movement, writing for The Atlantic, in a somewhat response to a laudatory profile of them by...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Me too on the now and yes it is. As were some of your KBF gazebo table stalwarts, which for some odd reason, just a bit hazier in my mind ;).
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I finished off an '07 recently (bottled on the 204th day :cool:) that was also sublime and could compete with any of the top shelf bottlings like BTACs. I'm waiting to coax similar flavors out of a...
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    Re: Good evening All

    And Pete, The Spirits Blog by David Driscoll of K&L, though not independent, is a recommended and informative read. He is a self aware writer who has a way of weaving his stories with insightful...
  9. Thread: Hello SB Forum

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    Re: Hello SB Forum

    May I also suggest Danger that your blog, which I agree with Wade is interesting, include more info about who you are. You did it here on SB, so I paid attention to you as a newcomer. But with the...
  10. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Re: Rum Forum

    I am. Great stuff from David as usual. Very interesting about Remy/Mount Gay. I never knew that about Ministry of Rum either.
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    Re: Rum Forum

    You guys are killing me. I've got hours of reports to get done by tomorrow but here I am trying little pours of the ED 15 to check the funk out more :grin:. This bottle has a clear inkjet date of...
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    Re: Rum Forum

    $5 coupon day at Binny's brought an El Dorado 15 down to $34.99 so it came home to replace a departed 12. Never had the 15 before (and I know some prefer the 12) but a preliminary mini sip is...
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    Re: Rum Forum

    Me too...except it will be my first buy of Jefferson's rye . And I've never found WT products to be able to mingle well with anything, even water...just always makes it more bitter. Though, wait a...
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Possibly the end of March. It's usually a 2 times a year event...more info in this post below and you can find history on all prior gatherings in the Bourbon Social thread:
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    Re: Rum Forum

    I recently added the last of a Mount Gay Extra Old to my whiskey living bottle (the continuing combo of the last ounce or two of lingering bourbons and ryes) with nice effect. I think I'll play...
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    Re: Rum Forum

    I should have mentioned they were not the distillers, or are they of anything, unless you consider redistilling with their doubler as distilling ;). Doing a little more digging and I see that Lew...
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    Re: Rum Forum

    Did you know that there is a Bowman rum? It's under the George Bowman label, nas, 80 proof and same shape bottle as the Bourbon and Rye (which I find a little strange and why I noticed it). I saw it...
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    Re: Differences in Bourbon Mouthfeel

    Yes indeed Steve. This generally seems to be the situation for me. I think your on to something. Taste is reliant on both taste buds and nerves. The facial nerve is attributed to carrying the signals...
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    Re: Differences in Bourbon Mouthfeel

    There is no easy answer because of all the variables in production and of course mouthfeel itself (oiliness, viscosity, texture) can have a wide definition. Column still, cuts made, distillation...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/12: Kirklnd Small Batch Bourbon

    Excellent and informative post Flyfish and great work you put into it. Semi-blind is the next best thing to blind and do it myself regularly. I'm still not interested in the Kirkland but enjoy...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/12: Kirklnd Small Batch Bourbon

    I am a Costco member but it is good to know, at least in Illinois, you don't have to be. Nice notes on this bourbon too Charlie...good enough for me to continue to pass on it :grin:.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/12: Larceny

    Here in "Chicagoland" there is certainly now a run on PVW and Stagg/WLW, that really kicked in hard just 2 years ago, but that's really about it on what you can't find. Binny's itself has 27...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/12: Larceny

    And a fair comparison with the Weller would be the Special Reserve which is closer in proof and age to the Larceny. Or adjust the OWA from 107 proof down to 92 proof. Weller 12, of course, is also...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/12: Larceny

    Spot on observations BarryL. Not bad for a Novice :grin:. I just bought my second bottle on sale for $18.99. I only had a few tastes of my first as it gave up its spirit quickly at the KBF gazebo...
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    Well maybe we won't get to a majority but maybe a minyan...as long as we're not drunk :grin:.
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