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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    So I was at a restaurant with a well stocked bar and I noticed a few bottles on the top shelf that I recognized, mostly from this forum. I ordered some Bookers, even though I knew it's probably not recommended for whiskey beginners, but I couldn't resist. I was very surprised at how strong it was, but also how smooth it was despite the high proof. It was definitely one of the most flavorful drinks I've ever tried. And the palate seemed incredible. Awesome stuff, and I'm completely sold on purchasing a bottle as soon as I see one around.

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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    Welcome, and have fun! I must warn you, though - these folks have totally corrupted me to the point that I feel I am the sole support for my favorite liquor store.
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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    Welcome aboard. Very glad to have you here. My suggestion would be to give wild turkey rare breed a shot. U can find it in "small bottles" but I never buy em. It's just enough bourbon to piss you off
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    It looks like I found a great place to try some new things. A local bar here in town seems to have a great selection.
    http://www.centurybourbon.com/p/our-...skeys.html?m=1

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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruination View Post
    It looks like I found a great place to try some new things. A local bar here in town seems to have a great selection.
    http://www.centurybourbon.com/p/our-...skeys.html?m=1
    Nice list and they were doing good until they had about 3 or 4 things listed under bourbon that are not bourbon.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    Welcome, always good to see Buckeyes on here, especially Daytonians. Century Bar is about as good as it gets in Ohio. I second the notion of trying a wheater, unfortunately Ohio is pretty desolate beyond Makers & 46. I would suggest Elmer T Lee as well, has only been in Ohio about a year.

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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Nice list and they were doing good until they had about 3 or 4 things listed under bourbon that are not bourbon.
    Just out of curiosity, which ones?

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    Re: New member that's new to Bourbon.

    Quote Originally Posted by clingman71 View Post
    Welcome, always good to see Buckeyes on here, especially Daytonians. Century Bar is about as good as it gets in Ohio. I second the notion of trying a wheater, unfortunately Ohio is pretty desolate beyond Makers & 46. I would suggest Elmer T Lee as well, has only been in Ohio about a year.
    Would you recommend Bernheim? They have some at Arrow Wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruination View Post
    Would you recommend Bernheim? They have some at Arrow Wine.
    Bernheim is a straight wheat whiskey (>50% wheat, the remainder corn and barley.)

    "Wheater" refers to a bourbon which uses wheat as the flavor grain (>50% corn, the remainder wheat and barley) as opposed to a more typical rye mash bourbon.

    Bernheim doesn't have a lot in common with wheater bourbons. The wheaters you're likely to see around are the ubiquitous Maker's Mark, Weller line, and the Old Fitzgerald line (including Larceny.) If you're lucky maybe you'll also run into some Van Winkle bottles.

    And by the way... Welcome!
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruination View Post
    Just out of curiosity, which ones?
    Early Times
    Jeremiah Weed
    Red Stag series
    Jim

 

 

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