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    Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Greetings everyone!

    I'm a 28-years young new entry to the bourbon world.

    Two weeks ago purchased my first bottle of Kentucky straight (first bottle of booze ever, in fact). Sprung for Buffalo Trace @$17.99 on sale.

    Started with it on the rocks and am now drinking it neat. I like the smoke, the burn, the finish seems to have a good linger to it. Working on trying to pick up the nuances in it.

    Yesterday grabbed a bottle of EW 1783. I didn't think I'd taste much of a difference but really did. Poured a few fingers neat and was blown away at the up-front sweetness and easy smoothness of this one. Lacks in spice and smoke and finishes a bit fast compared to BT, but I enjoyed it so much I had to have another short pour before bed.

    Glad to be here. I'm mostly a lurker but if I have anything to add or anything more I can take away I'll always chime in.

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Welcome fellow Texan! If you have never had a wheated bourbon (the two you had were rye recipe bourbons..both are still majority corn just either rye or wheat as the secondary grain) I would recommend trying Weller 12.

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Greetings fellow Austinite!

    If you need help locating anything, let me know!

    Cheers

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    Welcome fellow Texan! If you have never had a wheated bourbon (the two you had were rye recipe bourbons..both are still majority corn just either rye or wheat as the secondary grain) I would recommend trying Weller 12.
    Oh no! A decent excuse to purchase another bottle?!

    Gladly! I hope Specs has it for a decent price. I'll be over that way this weekend.

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Hey hikeon, welcome aboard, look forward to your contributions. You are also welcome to click on the chat icon on the lower left of the screen and join us in the chat room some evening.

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Hey hikeon3! Welcome to the world of bourbon and this forum. Like you, I started drinking bourbon recently (since Feb). BT is an excellent choice. Until my recent bottle (my third), I would have recommended Weller 12. Pick up a bottle of Elmer T Lee at Specs Airport or Austin Wine Merchant for an affordable, tasty bottle.

    I like to stop in at random stores to check their selections and prices, so holler if you're looking for something. Cheers!

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by hikeon3 View Post
    Oh no! A decent excuse to purchase another bottle?!

    Gladly! I hope Specs has it for a decent price. I'll be over that way this weekend.
    Yep..if it is like the Spec's in Houston, $23 for 750ml..so a good price.

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Howdy! Can never have enough Texans around here

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    Yep..if it is like the Spec's in Houston, $23 for 750ml..so a good price.
    $21.79 here at Specs Round Rock. Looks like I now have a "wheater" on the shelf!

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    Re: Howdy, from Austin, TX

    Welcome to the forum. Grüß aus Deutschland.
    Sláinte!
    Kurt
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink.They wake up in the morning and that's the best they're gonna feel all day." - Dean Martin

 

 

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