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  1. #1
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    New from Philly area

    Hi all!

    I'm a newer Bourbon drinker from the Philly Area.

    The crown jewel of my collection is a 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle I recently split with a very good friend. When we had it, we loved it but I also felt like I should try more bourbons to have something to compare with and to appreciate it better. I had some other good bottles, but have since bought more and am saving the PVW. Right now here's the collection:
    • 17 yo Vintage Bourbon (2011)
    • ER10
    • OWA 107
    • Weller 12
    • EC12
    • EWSB (2002)
    • EW1783
    • MM
    Looking for other suggestions of good bourbons available to Yankees and stores I should check out near the Philly, South Jersey, and Northern Maryland.


    I've seen some Pappy, Jefferson PR18, ER17, some BT Antique, and others around. But I'd like some more suggestions on value pours and other normal pours people enjoy in the $30 or less spectrum.


    Thanks
    Last edited by soonami; 05-26-2012 at 21:16.

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    Welcome soonami - I'm also relatively new here and SB has been a great place to learn and make new friends.

    My parents used to live in Cherry Hill - I missed out on all the liquor stores when they were living there. I'm still hunting for some Pappy but have been thus far unsuccessful.

    Have fun here!
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    Re: New from Philly area

    Thanks

    Pappy is good, but I'm not sure it was worth $130 or 4 bottles of ec12 or 6 bottles of OWA...

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    Re: New from Philly area

    Welcome Soonami. If you ever get up to the Reading area, let me know and stop in for a drink.
    Joe
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    "Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"

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    Re: New from Philly area

    Welcome... where abouts in Philly are you from... I spent a lot of years there...
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: New from Philly area

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    Welcome Soonami. If you ever get up to the Reading area, let me know and stop in for a drink.
    Joe
    Will do Joe. The same invitation goes out to you if you're in Philly
    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    Welcome... where abouts in Philly are you from... I spent a lot of years there...
    I'm a PhD student at Penn and have a house in Delaware County, but spend a lot of time at my GF's in West Philly near Cedar Park.

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    Re: New from Philly area

    Quote Originally Posted by soonami View Post
    I'm a PhD student at Penn and have a house in Delaware County, but spend a lot of time at my GF's in West Philly near Cedar Park.
    I grew up in Hunting Park ..... Wharton 78'
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: New from Philly area

    If you ever make it down to the Sussex Delaware beaches or Ocean City shoot me a PM. My bunker is open.

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    Re: New from Philly area

    Welcome - 'Nova, '85.
    Mark

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    Re: New from Philly area

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    Welcome - 'Nova, '85.
    Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    If you ever make it down to the Sussex Delaware beaches or Ocean City shoot me a PM. My bunker is open.
    My ladyfriend and I were thinking about renting a beach house with some friends down in Bethany Beach or Rehobeth this summer. I'll invite you over one afternoon if the plans pan out. I'll be sure to bring something good to drink
    Quote Originally Posted by cigarnv View Post
    I grew up in Hunting Park ..... Wharton 78'
    Cheers to another Penn Alum! I am College '07 and hoping to finish my PhD sometime in the next few years

 

 

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