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  1. #1
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    Hi Y'all! Newbie from South Central Ky.

    Just wanted to say hello and let you know I think this forum is great. I'm just getting started into bourbon and already found so much info here and from the chat room. I've mainly been into wine but am no way an expert. I'm still learning it as well. My only experiences with bourbon have been with MM and Woodford. I've also been on a few tours and tastings at Heaven Hill, Four Roses, and Wild Turkey. My palate is still very young and adjusting to "the burn". I've recently started my tasting education with two bourbons recommended by a liquor store manager. He recommended a mid-shelf bourbon along with a premium one. For the mid-shelf I bought Weller's Special Reserve. The premium he recommended was Jefferson's Reserve. So, I begin my journey into the world of bourbon.

  2. #2
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    Re: Hi Y'all! Newbie from South Central Ky.

    Good Day and welcome from one of the Michigan folk.

    Best regards, Tony

  3. #3
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    Re: Hi Y'all! Newbie from South Central Ky.

    Welcome from Georgia! Weller Special Reserve is what I would call a nice, inoffensive pour if you're finding the others to have some burn. I'd also recommend Larceny (I think you can still get the rebates which make them a great deal!) which is a wheater like the WSR and Maker's Mark. For contrast, you could try some some Old Grand-Dad (86 proof if you can find it) which is a high-rye mashbill (which may come across peppery). Some friends of mine who are "into wine" explained to me that I had to work up to the ones they were drinking. I thought they were full of sh!t, but reflecting upon the bourbon journey - I can see that. Sipping just 80 proof whiskey used to make me cough - and I never would have imagined sipping 140 proof stuff neat
    Gary
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  4. #4
    Connoisseur
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    Downriver, Detroit, MI
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    Re: Hi Y'all! Newbie from South Central Ky.

    Have FUN!!! When you get into the higher proof offerings, they will burn a little; but; HEY they're supposed to do that!
    Enjoy the journey and Welcome aboard!

  5. #5
    Disciple
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    Re: Hi Y'all! Newbie from South Central Ky.

    Welcome to the boards. You're certainly in the right part of the country to learn and taste a lot.

  6. #6
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    Re: Hi Y'all! Newbie from South Central Ky.

    Burns ... Welcome, you'll overcome the burn in the same way you overcame the pucker-choke from tannin in wines ... enjoy.
    Sto lat!!!

    bllygthrd

  7. #7
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    Jackson, MS
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    Re: Hi Y'all! Newbie from South Central Ky.

    Welcome aboard Burns, enjoy the ride.

 

 

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