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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...
  2. 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...
  7. 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...
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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: 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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    Re: Tap 357

    Don, You were decent enough, as a first poster, to fill in your location and profile which is enough to draw a polite response from me. It's not a bourbon but a Canadian and as a thread you'd be...
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    Re: A New Bourbon Dork from Chicago

    Welcome Eric, We are on schedule to have 2 Chicago area get togethers a year at the South Loop Binny's. Next one won't be till fall but try to make one and you can meet some of our other infamous...
  19. Thread: Top Shelf Chick

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    Re: Top Shelf Chick

    The best blind tasting is if you can get with a few people and have samples provided that are not even from your own stash. It is amazing when you are totally clueless how surprised and mistaken,...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/12: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

    I've only got one in the bunker, a sealed 1/9/09 bottling, signed by Jimmy, and based on what I've heard so far I guess it might as well just stay that way. I had some good success with dusty hunting...
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    Re: Greetings from Southern Indiana

    The Rite Aid in Henderson KY. doesn't have a vast selection but the best prices around. They have the full line of Bartons. They also change up what's on sale every week or two for an even better...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    Gary, I know there is not one yet in your exact neck of the woods but Binny's, from the four I was recently in, appear to have obtained fresh stock of these in the last month. As soon as I get rid of...
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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    I'm gonna hunt me down and try a bottle sometime soon on account of Joe and Josh and I like the "what WT 101... was" thing too. I do mean hunt as it's rarely seen here.
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    Re: BOTM 8/11: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    Here's what I said about my first sips of a Binny's bottling back in June on the "What Bourbon are you Drinking" thread...

    The Binny's bottling of the Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve which is...
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    Re: BOTM 7/11: Maker's 46

    Not according to Ron and Brad. They must just have better taste, like me :lol:.
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