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    Hello from Los Angeles

    Hey everyone,

    I've been lurking for a little while now; I'm on a few other (mostly scotch-focused) boards but had kind of an eye-opening trip back to the midwest a few weeks ago and got a good view of the stuff that just doesn't make it out to southern California. Now, of course, I'm obsessed with trying to find the stuff (as well as having a near-religious encounter with PVW 20 a few weeks back - though it doesn't seem to have shown up yet here).

    I thought I'd just drop a hello and look forward to chatting with you all!

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    Re: Hello from Los Angeles

    Welcome Reg. Glad to have you. Pappy 20 huh? I would suggest setting your sights a bit lower, and then start working your way up the ladder. You might get a better overall idea about bourbon that way. But, to each their own. As long as you enjoy yourself, it doesn't matter. It's all good. Cheers! Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Hello from Los Angeles

    Greetings, Reg! Might I suggest climbing down the VW line (and or the Weller line, which is sort of a parallel track), I think you will like what you find (and it'll be easier on your wallet than the PVW20.)
    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

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    Re: Hello from Los Angeles

    Hey Reg,

    According to the RVW facebook page, the CA allotment shipped
    on April 11 so you might wanna put out some feelers if you're really
    interested. Don't be afraid to "settle" for the PVW 15. It's a very
    tasty drink at about 1/2 the cost of the 20. I'm just sayin'...
    John Q.
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    It won't be any cheaper than it is today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan
    Someone will pay it. Someone always pays it.

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    Re: Hello from Los Angeles

    Hey all, thanks for the input. I saw the shipped allotment; I've been checking in every place I know. I have a bottle of the 12 Lot B which will likely open soon, at least as soon as I make a little more room on the shelf.

    I'm definitely hoping to try others in the line; the 20 blew me away (and fortunately, my last paycheck was extremely generous. ). I'm definitely willing to try virtually anything - except my acquired-in-college aversion to Evan Williams black label will take some time to get over (young & dumb at the time).

    I'm definitely a fan of the Weller line; I'm going to mark myself as some pay-through-the-nose sucker but I thought the William Larue Weller from this year's BTAC was incredible - one of the best I've ever had. It had an unbelievable nose on it.

    Looking forward to learning more!

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    Re: Hello from Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by RegChumpington View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I've been lurking for a little while now; I'm on a few other (mostly scotch-focused) boards

    If there are any good Scotch boards, I'd love to know about them....


    Anyway... welcome..... Pappy 20 is a fantastic pour..... You really cant go wrong with any of the Van winkle/Weller line...

    Drink Well !!!!
    Cheers,

    Scott

    Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol.

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    Re: Hello from Los Angeles

    Quote Originally Posted by RegChumpington View Post

    I've been lurking for a little while now;
    Was that you? I thought it was Iggy.
    Welcome aboard!
    ovh

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    Re: Hello from Los Angeles

    Welcome to the clan of Crazy/Obsessed Boozers, you'll fit in nicely if you're joining up after having PVW 20. LOL.

    Let me know if you find any Pappy 15 around LA, I haven't seen any since the fall...when I scored the only bottle I ever saw...good luck!

 

 

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