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    Branching Out From Single Malts

    Greetings all. Long time single malt drinker and I am just starting to discover some of the great bourbons and ryes out there. I thought I would pop over here and start to learn from the years of expertise over here

    Over the past month I have picked up a handful of bottles and have been enjoying all of them, well the ones I have opened so far. Some of the things on my shelf now:

    AH Hirsch 16
    Pappy 15
    WLW 2010
    GTS 2010
    Eagle Rare 17 2010
    Saz 18 2010
    Thomas Handy Rye 2009
    High West Rendezvous Rye
    Whistle Pig Rye

    And then some of these beauties. I haven't cracked any of them yet but I did get to taste some that Dan poured at the distillery and it was great stuff. A total butterscotch bomb!!
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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Welcome to SB and well done on your selection of bourbons/ryes. You've got some amazing juice there in your collection which should keep you warm this winter. If I may, I'd suggest a few products from the Wild Turkey line, namely Kentucky Spirit and Rare Breed, as well as Four Roses Single Barrel which is a terrific whiskey. Don't forget, you don't need to spend top dollar to get top quality bourbon, so be sure to browse the mid-priced shelf for some gems. Good luck and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    Hank

    BTW, what are some of your favorite single malts?
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    Welcome to SB and well done on your selection of bourbons/ryes. You've got some amazing juice there in your collection which should keep you warm this winter. If I may, I'd suggest a few products from the Wild Turkey line, namely Kentucky Spirit and Rare Breed, as well as Four Roses Single Barrel which is a terrific whiskey. Don't forget, you don't need to spend top dollar to get top quality bourbon, so be sure to browse the mid-priced shelf for some gems. Good luck and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    Hank

    BTW, what are some of your favorite single malts?
    Thanks Hank and nice suggestions.

    Some of my favorite single malt distilleries are Ardbeg, Port Ellen, Springbank, Balvenie, Caol Ila, Bruichladdich to name a few. I have something like 185 bottles of malts in the house so there is never a shortage of things to pick from

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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Quote Originally Posted by bcrossan View Post
    Thanks Hank and nice suggestions.

    Some of my favorite single malt distilleries are Ardbeg, Port Ellen, Springbank, Balvenie, Caol Ila, Bruichladdich to name a few. I have something like 185 bottles of malts in the house so there is never a shortage of things to pick from
    185 bottles?!? You'll fit right in here at SB, that's for sure. Last night we wrapped up the final day of unseasonably warm weather here in Chicago this fall with temps hitting 65 degrees before a cold front moved in and dropped the temps nearly 30 degrees. With high winds and incredibly heavy rainfall, I decided to greet old man winter with a nice bottle of Guinness FES and a heavy pour of Springbank 10. With the wind howling outside and the fire roaring in the fireplace, I managed to mentally transport myself to Scotland and a pleasant visit it was.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Welcome Bryan.... I'm glad you finally made it over here !!!

    Butterscotch bomb, eh????? Perhaps I'll get a bottle at some point.


    Just let me know how I can help you on your Bourbon Journey.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Welcome aboard Bryan, 185 bottles of scotch huh? yes your going to fit in here real nice. It won't be long and you'll have a 185 bottles of bourbon to go a long with them. Stop by chat (the gazebo) some time.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Welcome aboard Bryan, 185 bottles of scotch huh? yes your going to fit in here real nice. It won't be long and you'll have a 185 bottles of bourbon to go a long with them. Stop by chat (the gazebo) some time.
    I might need a bigger house to be able to hold that many more bottles!!

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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman1099 View Post
    Welcome Bryan.... I'm glad you finally made it over here !!!

    Butterscotch bomb, eh????? Perhaps I'll get a bottle at some point.


    Just let me know how I can help you on your Bourbon Journey.
    Thanks Scott... 2 of those still have your name on it

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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Welcome to SB Bryan. So, 185 bottles of scotch, plus a pretty good selection of bourbons to start off with. Yep. Like a couple others have stated, you'll fit right in here. It's all good. Cheers! Joe
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    Re: Branching Out From Single Malts

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Welcome to SB Bryan. So, 185 bottles of scotch, plus a pretty good selection of bourbons to start off with. Yep. Like a couple others have stated, you'll fit right in here. It's all good. Cheers! Joe
    So you are saying this place is full of whisk(e)y nerds just like me??

 

 

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