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  1. #41
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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Bourbon porn, indeed. Kickstart this baby. I'm in for ten bucks.

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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Romance means he kisses you after.

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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Romance means he kisses you after.
    Outstanding. This is the most succinct and brutally honest definition imaginable. Now I have to purge it from my mind in the event that a young girl in my family ever asks me what "love" is. "It means he kisses you after"

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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Romance means he kisses you after.


    So on point, as always, Squire.

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    Re: An Instructive Story

    My uncle said to me, "I told my wife I loved her the day I married her, and if anything ever changed, I'd let her know."

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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    And I think more accurately measure the value. When I tried CEHT BP I thought it pretty good. When I blind tasted it against GTS (same price) and Bookers, I was surprised that I liked Bookers more. At 60% of the cost, I won't buy CEHT BP again, despite liking it at first. If I can be more satisfied for less dough, I want to know :-)
    I bought my very first bottle of Stagg last year, and I agree wholeheartedly. Booker's blows it out of the water, and it ain't even close, for my palate anyway.

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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Quote Originally Posted by boneuphtoner View Post
    I bought my very first bottle of Stagg last year, and I agree wholeheartedly. Booker's blows it out of the water, and it ain't even close, for my palate anyway.
    I actually meant to convey that I liked Bookers more than Col EH Taylor Barrel Proof (of those three, I still liked GTS the best!). I think if I had compared them knowing which was which - I would have had a bias towards CEHT based on the price. But I think you hit it - what matters is how it hits YOUR palate (at least when you're buying it for yourself!)
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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Wow, what a lot of interesting and even informational points have been made on this thread. Here's my nickel's worth of useless (and even foolish, maybe) information... If MY OWN enjoyment of a Bourbon can be enhanced by suggestion (& I believe it likely can be), then I want somebody to pour all of my mediocre juice (I have plenty of that) into George T. Stagg & Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bottles for me when my head is turned. Darylld: Can you help with this????

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    Re: An Instructive Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    Wow, what a lot of interesting and even informational points have been made on this thread. Here's my nickel's worth of useless (and even foolish, maybe) information... If MY OWN enjoyment of a Bourbon can be enhanced by suggestion (& I believe it likely can be), then I want somebody to pour all of my mediocre juice (I have plenty of that) into George T. Stagg & Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bottles for me when my head is turned. Darylld: Can you help with this????
    I believe I could - since that would require emptying the CURRENT contents of your GTS and ECBP (maybe your WLW as well?) . . . . hell - I'll even donate some of MY mediocre juice into your bottles! I mean - anything I can do to help
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    Re: An Instructive Story

    I'm with the general consensus --- I'm not interested in fancy packaging or perceived value (though I do wish MM was better, cause those bottles are damn cool).

    I haven't done any 'official' blind tastings with several bourbons lined up and ready to go. But I usually have about 5-6 bottles open at any one time in the house, and when my wife offers/surprises me with a pour I always 'guess' which one it is. I can usually get it just by the nose, and I haven't been wrong yet when guessing. Again, I only have 5-6 bottles open at a time, so it's not like I'm walking blind into a bourbon bar (or one of our SB brethren with a giant bunker) and doing this... but I think it shows that what I taste when I pour my own is pretty true to reality, and that's all I'm looking for.

    I also agree with many that <$30 seems to be my sweet spot. The point of diminishing returns begins to rear its ugly head when I go above that line.

 

 

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