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    Newbie Here

    Hello to all. First allow me to make a confession, I am now 50 years old and until about a two years ago I had never had Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey. I had always been a Scotch, Gin or Beer guy. The way I got started with Bourbon was through my younger brother and quiet by accident. My brother had a large collection liquor minatures that he collected over very many years. He decided to trash it (he then had a young teenager and a little one). I thought it a waste so volunteered to take it off his hands. I tried a few different Bourbons and liked them and was hooked. I haven't had a Scotch in about two years. I fine myself rather partial to Knob Creek (it's the bottle I'm working on now). But I will continue to experiment. I look forward to learning from all.
    Those that forget history are condemned to repeat it.
    If you're going to be one you might as well be a Big Red 1.

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Welcome Dallas. I discovered bourbon late it the game as well. Let me modify an old Chinese proverb:

    "The best time be become a bourbon drinker is 20 years ago. The second best time is today."

    Anyway, this is a good place. Can you explain 'The Big Red1"?

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    Re: Newbie Here

    First off, welcome to SB Dallas. If you're looking for help and info about bourbon, this is the place to be. Like you and Blitz, I also got interested in bourbon late in the game. I really got hooked a couple of years ago when I was 50, and joined SB last year. This place is great. I hope you have as good a time as I do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    Can you explain 'The Big Red1"?
    I hate to answer for Dallas, but The Big Red 1, is the 1st Infantry Division

    Again Dallas, welcome and let the fun begin. Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Welcome Dallas. ANother DC'er.... you have some great folks up there to share your drinking with..... I look forward to your posts and possbily having a drink with you when I am up in that area.

    Have fun and drink well

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Welcome to the board Dallas1; I look forward to your contributions on the board.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    Can you explain 'The Big Red1"?
    The "Big Red One" is the oldest continuously serving division in the US Army.

    Check out their history here http://www.1id.army.mil/bigredone/history.aspx
    Jason
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    Re: Newbie Here

    Thanks all, The Big Red 1quote is a VERY unofficial repsonse to the official NO Mission to Difficult, No Sacrifice to Great, Duty First division motto. I was with the Division in the very early 1980's.
    Those that forget history are condemned to repeat it.
    If you're going to be one you might as well be a Big Red 1.

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Welcome aboard -- better late than never.
    peace.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

    Andy

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Many thanks funknik.
    Those that forget history are condemned to repeat it.
    If you're going to be one you might as well be a Big Red 1.

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Welcome aboard Dallas!

    Not sure if nay of the guys here have seen the movie "The Big Red 1", It's one of my favorites.

    Tony
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Welcome from a former member of the 101st Air Assault!
    Rye, The Spice Of Life.

 

 

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