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  1. #11
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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Female logic also seems more accepting of "they were on sale".
    I'll try that,Squire, when she finally discovers the stash. Let you kow how that works out!
    Jon

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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    I have bourbons and ryes that cost well over $50 and some well over $100. What do I drink most of the time WT 101 a $22 bourbon I think it's great you don't need to spend a fortune on whiskey to get great quality. Drink what you like not what is going to impress someone.
    Last edited by p_elliott; 06-15-2013 at 09:28.
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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    Right on Paul, I figure if I can't get there with a grade Bourbon I ain't trying.

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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    Quote Originally Posted by JLH3 View Post
    It is a lot of fun to go through the boards to find bourbons you think you'll like and then go try them. Just when you think you're good, you decide to try one more and then now what do you buy....

    I was that way until I tried EWSB 2003 and WTRB. Now I want more of those. Then I hear good things about RR10 and that is good, but how does this Hancock's taste y'all are talking about? And on and on it goes.


    sounds like me....

  5. #15
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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    As a younger guy who will probably get married in the next few years, it's good to see that I'm getting all these helpful relationship tips in addition the all the accumulated bourbon knowledge that SB is known for.

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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    Back to the original topic, what are you guy's thoughts on the AAA 10 star in relation to other bourbons in that price range?

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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    Quote Originally Posted by a1w1ll View Post
    Back to the original topic, what are you guy's thoughts on the AAA 10 star in relation to other bourbons in that price range?
    Thumbs up from me. For my palate, it is one of the better buys for the buck. And if you're looking to get married in a few years, you've got a chance to set expectations early It is more challenging (in my experience) to go from buying a bottle every 3 years to 5-10 bottles a year. I can't go back to that tried-and-true explanation of "But dear, you knew this is who I was going in, and lucky for me - you married me anyways!"
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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    Quote Originally Posted by a1w1ll View Post
    As a younger guy who will probably get married in the next few years, it's good to see that I'm getting all these helpful relationship tips in addition the all the accumulated bourbon knowledge that SB is known for.
    You might not necessarily want to take relationship advice from most of these guys.... just sayin'...
    Now, Bourbon advice; that's another story! You will certainly come to love some brands more than others; but as several have pointed out, you do NOT need to spend like a sailor to enjoy some very satisfying Bourbons. Most of my top-20 list are under $42, and many are under $32... and those are Michigan prices, not the less expensive ones available in many states.
    Taste away, and make some notes about what you prefer, and why. Those notes can be great fun to look back at in a year or two; and can be quite informative, too.

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    Re: Novice here, I think I just fell in love...

    Richnimrod-we're practically neighbors...I'd love to catch you on chat sometime.

    And on the topic of people feeling like they need to spend gobs of money to have "good tastes", I'm not a big fan of doing something solely because society tells you to..In my household we ruthlessly ridicule that "brand whore" mentality...

 

 

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