For starters, I absolutely love this site and want to thank the folks that own and run it as well as everyone that contributes to it. Every time that I visit, I leave more informed, itching to try a few suggestions and wishing I had time to read more.
I'm a 33 year old, married, father of two from Dearborn, Michigan. You can learn a bit more about me via my blog if interested. It hasn't been updated since our baby arrived in June, but that will soon change.
I never thought that I liked bourbon until about three years ago. Someone gave me a bottle of Jim Beam Black for Christmas and ever since then, I've grown to enjoy bourbon more and more. My tastes have evolved from enjoying a glass with four ice cubes, then three, then down to two and now only one. Coincidentally, my recent favorites have been barrel proof selections.
Recently, this site inspired me to take a quick hop over to Newport, KY while I was visiting Cincinnati, OH. I asked a local where I could buy bourbon that wasn't available in Detroit and an hour later, I was at a store called the Party Source. The sales person set me up with Four Roses Single Barrel. Apparently, representatives from the Party Source were invited to the distillery to sample and choose which barrels to sell exclusively at their stores. The other bottle was Willett Single Barrel Estate Reserve in a cool pot shaped decanter. Both bottles are awaiting certain family members to be in town.
Hopefully I get to meet some of you soon. Folks that enjoy a good cigar are always talking about the comradery that happens when guys spend time at the cigar store. I assume a bourbon get together would be the same!