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    Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    I have a job interview in Cincinnati this Friday and I plan on stopping by The Party Source before I return to Purdue. I'm looking for suggestions on what I should get. I know there are some TPS exclusive bottlings of various bourbons, but are any of them a must buy? Also are there any good bourbons I could get there that simply aren't available in Indiana?

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    Re: Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    I recommend Barton BIB if it's not one you can get locally.

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    Re: Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    What do you like to drink? What haven't you tried that you wish you could try?
    Jim

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    Re: Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    I'm kind of a beginner to the bourbon thing, my friend got me started on it a while ago and I just recently started trying new brands. I actually like everything I've tried so far: OGD 114, Elmer T. Lee, Very Old Barton Bib, Larceny, WTKS, JTS Brown, Heaven Hill Green and White, etc. The only bourbon I've had that I don't really care for is Makers Mark, it's not bad but I don't go out of my way to get it.

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    Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    If you like tequila, their Tequila Ocho barrel proof is delicious.

    Otherwise, I think I'd go nuts if I ever went there - the John J. Bowman TPS barrel #45 is one of my favorites.
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

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    Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    Quote Originally Posted by zrschaef View Post
    I'm kind of a beginner to the bourbon thing, my friend got me started on it a while ago and I just recently started trying new brands. I actually like everything I've tried so far: OGD 114, Elmer T. Lee, Very Old Barton Bib, Larceny, WTKS, JTS Brown, Heaven Hill Green and White, etc. The only bourbon I've had that I don't really care for is Makers Mark, it's not bad but I don't go out of my way to get it.
    I'd say to try some Weller, OWA or the 12 year old. Good value to be had there and something you haven't tried.
    Jim

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    Re: Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    Just wander down aisle 10, you'll figure something out!
    "There's nothing better than a fine dinner, a good bottle of whiskey and a bad girl"

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    Re: Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    Quote Originally Posted by HP12 View Post
    Just wander down aisle 10, you'll figure something out!
    Words of wisdom from Steve. Make sure you get an increased spending limit for your credit card!

    I'll second the opinions for AAA. Add TPS OWA and FRSB 100 proof too.

    Have fun!

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    Re: Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    Well I picked up a bottle of old scout (TPS barrel selection). Its 7 years old and 120.8 proof, DSP-IN-1. I haven't had a chance to try it yet. Does anybody have any thoughts about it?

    Sorry about the crappy cell phone picture
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    Re: Making a trip to TPS, what should I get?

    Quote Originally Posted by zrschaef View Post
    Well I picked up a bottle of old scout (TPS barrel selection). Its 7 years old and 120.8 proof, DSP-IN-1. I haven't had a chance to try it yet. Does anybody have any thoughts about it?

    Sorry about the crappy cell phone picture
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    I got a bottle a little over a month ago. I like it. I got floral up front with not to much going on in the finish, but for the price and proof a good value. I would purchase this again if it is still available when my bottle is empty but it's not something I'm going to worry about rushing back for.

    I'm really excited to see what Smooth Ambler does with it's own stuff though. I've yet to try their Yearling, but from what it sounds like although it is a bit young it shows some potential.

 

 

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