It feels interesting to finally make a first post. I've lurked here for about a year, and the voyeuristic feeling I got from viewing but not participating finally got the best of me.
While I'm new here, I guess it wouldn't be too acurate to say I'm new to bourbon. I've been hooked ever since my dad gave me a pour of WT 101 while catfishing on the banks of the Licking River when I was 17.
Even though I drank bourbon for many years, I never really "thought" about it in the terms that we do here on this site. A couple of years ago I sort of had a random revelation where I thought, hey, bourbon is an incredible damned thing, and there's lots of it out there. There's lots that I don't know. Why not get into it? Why not take it to the next level, so to speak?
So I did.
I'm fortunate to live in Newport, Kentucky, where the Party Souce is but a stones throw from my home. It's pretty nice having the world's best retail selection of bourbon in my backyard. I feel for you folks that don't have VOB BIB and HH6YO at your beck and call. These are the whiskeys that get me through life.
On the other hand, being in Kentucky, it can be a real dick trying to get your hands on the allocated releases, namely the BTAC and the Van Winkle stuff. Juice doesn't randomly sit around on shelves around here like it does in other areas.
Anyhow, I've said enough. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure to join in. Next time you're passing through NKY, give me a shout.