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  1. #1
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    Hello from Connecticut

    A warm hello on a cold, snowy day in Connecticut.
    I toured Jim Beam and Heaven Hill a few months back and decided to learn more about bourbon. I came across this great site, and after lurking for a little bit, I'm happy to have finally signed up.

    I'm a complete newbie and have learned quite a bit just by reading these forums. I started with a goal of trying different bourbons that cost under $30 and could be found locally. So far, here's what I've purchased and tried.

    Buffalo Trace
    Evan Williams Single Barrel 1998
    Knob Creek
    Maker's Mark
    Old Weller Antique 107

    I've enjoyed all of these, though I prefer the wheaters. What's interesting is that I found something about the Buffalo Trace I really liked.

    Here are other bottles I recently purchased and look forward to trying soon.

    Eagle Trace Single Barrel 10
    Elijah Craig 12
    Elmer T. Lee
    Four Roses Small Batch
    W. L. Weller Special Reserve

    So, there you have it. Thanks for indulging me. I look forward to learning more about and experiencing this great spirit.
    Last edited by George; 01-11-2009 at 09:53.

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome George,
    I think you've got a nice spread of first bottlings to try. I'm glad that you're focusing on the high value, mid shelf instead of the high end collectors or the low end.

    Once you've got a lot of flavors under your belt, you will no doubt stray into the higher and lower ends, but mostly that's for when you're more looking for what the full breadth of the bourbon experience can offer, not just trying to get some good juice. The higher end is different and more woody, but the higher end isn't necessarily 'better' than what you've been buying.

    Sip, enjoy and let your new friends show you a good time,
    Roger
    Last edited by Rughi; 01-11-2009 at 10:31.

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    Welcome George,
    I think you've got a nice spread of first bottlings to try. I'm glad that you're focusing on the high value, mid shelf instead of the high end collectors or the low end.

    Once you've got a lot of flavors under your belt, you will no doubt stray into the higher and lower ends, but mostly that's for when you're more looking for what the full breadth of the bourbon experience can offer, not just trying to get some good juice. The higher end is different and more woody, but the higher end isn't necessarily 'better' than what you've been buying.

    Sip, enjoy and let your new friends show you a good time,
    Roger
    Thanks, Roger. I really appreciate the comments.

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome to the site.. . I aggree, nice spreed. You migh consider adding a WT RB or KS to your collection. That woudl fill it out nicely with a little of everything that is out there...

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Welcome to the site.. . I aggree, nice spreed. You migh consider adding a WT RB or KS to your collection. That woudl fill it out nicely with a little of everything that is out there...
    Thanks for the advice, spun. I'll check into those.

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome George, Not much I can add to what has already been posted. IMHO, you have indeed started out with a very nice selection. Looks like you did a little homework. Nice job. Now it's time to sit back, have a drink, and let the fun begin! Glad to have you aboard. Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Welcome George, Not much I can add to what has already been posted. IMHO, you have indeed started out with a very nice selection. Looks like you did a little homework. Nice job. Now it's time to sit back, have a drink, and let the fun begin! Glad to have you aboard. Joe
    Thanks, Joe. I've learned a lot from the posts in this forum, and I look forward to learning more.

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome aboard post often lots of great people on here.

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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Welcome aboard post often lots of great people on here.
    Will do. Thanks, p.

 

 

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