Hello from Austin,

I'm a suburban housewife and I'm looking for where I can find a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle this month for my husband's birthday. He really likes to drink bourbon and coke so I'm looking for the BEST whiskey to give him to mix with coke!

Seriously, I'm just kidding. Figured you guys would appreciate that. My name is Tony and I'm a fellow bourbon nerd who lives in Austin and works at the Capitol. I've been reading the forums for about a year now and finally signed up so that I can post.

I've got a pretty good collection of bourbon at the house -- quite a few BTAC, some Pappy, some Jefferson's, some ... actually, its quite a bit so I won't go through it all. I have a bit of a buying habit. My favorites lately have been this year's PHC, this year's ER17 and a bottle of the FRSB 100th Anniversary 17 year OBSV.

I recently was inspired to do a little dusty hunting before session and found a bottle of WTAS (the mint notes are great) and some old UD bottles of Old Charter 8 but not much more other than that.

I'm hoping to make a bit of a pilgrimmage to Kentucky this summer or fall after the session. I went through Ky a couple of years back and visited the Maker's Mark Distillery but it was right as I was really getting into whisky and before I really knew anything. I'd much rather see Four Roses or Heaven Hill at this point.

Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. I lover reading the forums. I'll share any interesting news or good finds.