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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/15: Knob Creek

    It varies by state. Some stores have the liquor dept. in the store with the beer and wine. Some states require liquor to be sold "outside" the store. Typically, "outside" means a separate room that...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/15: Knob Creek

    Yes. Bourbon women have always been among my favorite companions. Fortunately, I married one.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/15: Knob Creek

    I have two bottles of KCSB: One is "Barrel #702 Selected by Fred Noe for Bourbon Women." Can't tell them apart. But that could just be lack of sensitivity in my palate.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/15: Knob Creek

    KC used to be a "special occasions" pour for me. But my most recent purchase was two handles. (And two 750s of KCSB.) "Special occasions" seem to roll around more frequently now.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/15: Jim Beam Bottled In Bond

    I can recommend it on its own merits. At about $20 a liter (equivalent to $15/750) it also represent good value.
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    Re: From Cider to Bourbon

    Welcome, Buckeye. Even in Ohio this is a whole lot easier than you think. Just take $20-25 to a liquor store and find the bourbon section. Why does it have to be a "small manufacturer"? Craft...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/15: George Dickel No. 12

    Back around the turn of the century, Dickel shut down for a few years because they had more whiskey than they could sell. Meanwhile, existing stocks continued to age. It is possible that when they...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/15: George Dickel No. 12

    If not a fan of Jack, perhaps you DO want to try some George.
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    Re: Howdy from Toledo

    Sorry, Harry, but your two cents will buy far, far less than you might think. Note that this poor sucker is from Ohio. Care to guess how many of your recommendations can be had in Toledo at any price...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    That's my experience. Sometime I like it a lot. Sometimes I don't. And that's not different bottles but the same bottle on different days. Just for comparison, ETL is always good.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/15: Buffalo Trace

    Costco has their own brand, Kirkland's, a 7YO, 103 proofer made by Beam that goes for about $20 a liter. Costco sells boatloads of bourbon at attractive prices. I got two handles of KC from the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 1/15: Wild Turkey 101

    I gave up on WT for a couple two or three years but gave it another chance in '14. This month, I have purchased two handles so far. At 32.99 each, it makes a much more than adequate daily pour.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/14: Maker's Mark Cask Strength

    A humble suggestion: Try to hold off reaching a final conclusion until you have worked your way through at least half a bottle. Quite often I find that a bottle opens up or my palate adjusts and...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    Harry, I don't know what you consider "far from home." but when we are in the area we make a point of shopping at the "Monkey County" liquor stores in MD. They always have something on sale at...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/14: Jim Beam Black

    I think you just described the entire middle shelf.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/14: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    Count me among those who find EC BP not only tasty but a great value. I get lots of coffee and chocolate as well as the usual bourbony flavors. And it is so rich and thick you can think of it as...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/14: Blanton's

    Interesting that you started out with a higher end bourbon instead of a standard mid-shelf or even bottom shelf where great values are to be found. But, then, perhaps from a Scotch drinker's...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/14: Blanton's

    Pricing is a separate issue altogether. Some states control prices and decided what will be sold regardless of price. Other states let the market determine what will be sold and at what price. I...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/14: Blanton's

    Blanton's used to be Mrs. F's "birthday bourbon" but she has migrated towards Booker's in recent years. Poured some Blanton's last night and was reminded that the rich, creamy mouth feel was one of...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/14: Blanton's

    When I do that, I end up falling in love with the "bad" bottle and feeling sorry it is all gone.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/14: Woodford Reserve

    At that price, I would stock it for guests who are impressed by the name/image. In OH, it is $34--rather steep for bourbon that I can't drink with enthusiasm. Unless, of course, I happen to be the...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/14: Woodford Reserve

    I've never had bourbon that tasted like urine. But, as with asparagus, I have had urine that smelled like bourbon. But only on really good days.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    If you like OS, I'd suggest you buy more while you can get it. I liked the one bottle I tried but it has not been available locally since. But that might just be the way it goes in OH.
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    Re: New from Colorado

    Scott, just as a matter of curiosity, out of all the bourbons in all the towns in all the world, how did you manage to start with Devil's Cut and CEHT SmB?
    Not that is matters a hill of beans in a...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/14: Smooth Ambler Old Scout

    Somebody is buying SA OS. I stopped to get another bottle last night and the shelf was empty.
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