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    New member from Illinois checking in

    Hello all! I've been lurking here for about a month and decided it was time to join. I'm not exactly new to bourbon per se as I have been drinking JBW since I started drinking. After college I switched to WT 101 for my bourbon & coke's. The first bourbon I tried straight was Maker's about 3 years ago and since then I have been hooked. I rarely do any mixing anymore.

    Luckily I have hooked up with 3-4 other guys locally who are just as into trying new bourbons as I am. Four of us just took a trip to Bardstown in November and had a blast. We tried every bourbon they had at Old Talbott where we stayed and had a few top shelfers at the Chapeze House.

    As far as a favorite everyday bourbon, right now it is OF Signature. I'm loving the FRSB, and a couple of weeks ago my friends & I split a bottle of GTS. Wow, was it yummy!

    Looking forward to learning more from all of you.

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    Re: New member from Illinois checking in

    Welcome to SB. Glad to have you. Yet another new member from Illinois. I'm from Rockford myself. I don't get down your way much, but I have been to Friar Tucks. Great store, with a great selection of bourbons. That should keep you and your friends occupied for a while. It's good that you have some friends in your area that share your interest in bourbon. For a long while, I went to Chicago and a couple places in Wisconsin to get together with other members and have tastings and such. That was before I got the guys on my bowling team hooked on bourbon. Now every Wednesday night we have something, and once in a while we get together for food, bourbon and/or football and the like. It's always a fun time when you can share good times with friends or other members. Looking forward to your posts. Cheers! Joe
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    Re: New member from Illinois checking in

    Welcome BMartin42. I missed this thread till I saw you post in the "what bourbon are you drinking" thread.

    Its good to see someone else from downstate ILL.

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    Re: New member from Illinois checking in

    Quote Originally Posted by BMartin42 View Post
    Hello all! I've been lurking here for about a month and decided it was time to join. I'm not exactly new to bourbon per se as I have been drinking JBW since I started drinking. After college I switched to WT 101 for my bourbon & coke's. The first bourbon I tried straight was Maker's about 3 years ago and since then I have been hooked. I rarely do any mixing anymore.

    Luckily I have hooked up with 3-4 other guys locally who are just as into trying new bourbons as I am. Four of us just took a trip to Bardstown in November and had a blast. We tried every bourbon they had at Old Talbott where we stayed and had a few top shelfers at the Chapeze House.

    As far as a favorite everyday bourbon, right now it is OF Signature. I'm loving the FRSB, and a couple of weeks ago my friends & I split a bottle of GTS. Wow, was it yummy!

    Looking forward to learning more from all of you.
    Really odd, fortuitous timing. I'm a few miles away in Glenarm and have also been enjoying OF Signature. Haven't been into bourbon in a while but I'm back in a big way. Visits to Lukas out west of St. Louis have really whet my appetite, too.
    Last edited by electricwookie; 01-01-2011 at 23:27.

 

 

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