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    Hello from Chicago

    Hi everybody! I'm Marc, from Chicago. I'm not new to bourbon, but I'm new to the forums. I just recently discovered SB and hopefully i'll have the time to contribute and become an active member. My father loves bourbons and scotches and he's passed that on to me and it's through him that I've been able to try and develop my likes and dislikes. It's been a great way for us to bond and stay close, I mean, other than being family and all. Here's my modest collection, it has the usual suspects. With some restocks and stuff I've picked up recently. I'm looking forward to getting to know and learn from all of you.








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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Welcome to SB Marc and it's a great thing to share your passion for whisk(e)y with your father,makes it all that much more fun and enjoyable as I do the same.Looks like you already have a solid stash and this site will only help fuel the fire,enjoy your time here and welcome aboard.
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
    Larry Wachowski

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Thanks Wainwright, the stash is modest. I've been able to bunker a few of bottles of the JPS 18- batch 12, which seems to be my fav batch, and a couple of the '12 LESmB. Once i finish some low bottles, i'm wanting to crack the 5 year willett and maybe find a time to try the 21 year.

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    I've been meaning to try the Brimstone, is it any good?

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Hello Marc, welcome aboard.

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Danger View Post
    I've been meaning to try the Brimstone, is it any good?
    it's one of the more polarizing offerings from balcones. it's nose is smokey for sure. reminds me of a woody barbecue sauce. palate is jerky, bacon bits, bbq, and savory cornbread. has an oily (to me) mouthfeel. the finish is long and leaves a somewhat salty aftertaste that makes the smoky flavor linger. i think that's one of the reasons why it's love or hate.

    while i think it's good, it's not something that's going to be a daily pour, BUTi wouldn't not buy it again.
    "We're still here. Scarred but here. But then again, we were invincible then."

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Hi Marc. Welcome to SB from another Chicagoan. Looks like you have a really nice collection going there. There's a lot to learn here so enjoy!

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Wow! That's some "modest" collection you have there!

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    Wow! That's some "modest" collection you have there!
    it's not huge, but it's what i like

    Quote Originally Posted by thiemb View Post
    Hi Marc. Welcome to SB from another Chicagoan. Looks like you have a really nice collection going there. There's a lot to learn here so enjoy!
    thanks, maybe i'll run into some of the chicago locals around town.
    "We're still here. Scarred but here. But then again, we were invincible then."

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    When I look at my collection of seven, four of which are scotches, then it looks huge to me!

 

 

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