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  1. #11
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Great to be here! Thanks for the welcome.

    I'm starting to branch out a bit from my old stand-by, Blantons. I have been drinking Blantons and BT (when the wallet is thin) on and off for about 5 years and have had no reason to complain. However, I picked up a bottle of VOB 100 BIB a month ago and have found it to be a slight departure from my norm in a great way; mainly the spice/oak that it has.

    I'm very interested to try some of the OFs, EWSB, and EC12. In memory of Elmer T. Lee I purchased a bottle of his namesake and had a glass last night. Very much in my wheelhouse. Any other suggestions for whats next? (I'm going to try everything eventually) Cheers!

  2. #12
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Quote Originally Posted by Armand De Thorpe View Post
    I'm starting to branch out a bit from my old stand-by, Blantons. I have been drinking Blantons and BT (when the wallet is thin) on and off for about 5 years and have had no reason to complain. However, I picked up a bottle of VOB 100 BIB a month ago and have found it to be a slight departure from my norm in a great way; mainly the spice/oak that it has.
    VOB 100 is one of the most underrated bottles out there.

    I'm very interested to try some of the OFs, EWSB, and EC12. In memory of Elmer T. Lee I purchased a bottle of his namesake and had a glass last night. Very much in my wheelhouse. Any other suggestions for whats next? (I'm going to try everything eventually) Cheers!
    The Blanton's and ETL use a higher amount of rye than most and you seem to like those, so I would recommend a bottle of Old Grand Dad. Get the one labeled "Bottled In Bond" (100 proof). It's a bargain at ($17-$20 in Indy) is also high in rye.

    Some others I'd recommend:

    Evan Williams Black Label ($10-12)
    Heaven Hill 6-year Bottled In Bond (a steal at $9.99 but you can only find it at Kahn's)
    Weller 12 ($25-27, this substitutes wheat for rye but is delicious)
    Four Roses Single Barrel ($30-36)
    Wild Turkey 101 ($20-23)
    E.H. Taylor Small Batch ($40-43)

    If you have a Costco membership, the Costco house brand Kirkland uses 7-year old Knob Creek juice at 103 proof and most of us think it's an excellent bargain at $19.99 for 1 liter.

    If you want to be adventurous and don't mind the extra kick of higher-proof, these are the 3 that I'd recommend:

    Old Weller Antique 107 ($23-27)
    Old Grand Dad 114 ($21-26)
    Booker's (I think the bottle I have is around 127 proof or so, $46-55)

    Anyway, I've listed more than enough. Welcome aboard!

  3. #13
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Thank you for taking the red pill and following us down the rabbit hole.
    This place is an amazing repository of whiskey knowledge and a hangout for some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Grab a glass and dive in! Oh, and keep an eye out for Indy get-together announcements. They're always a great time.
    -Brian-

    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
    -Agent Kay

  4. #14
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Welcome from another Hoosier! I echo what you have already read...read, ask questions and enjoy. I have learned a lot in this forum!

  5. #15
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    Hello from another Hoosier

    Welcome aboard! Noblesville native here although I grew up in Columbus, IN. Glad to have you join us. Keep your eyes peeled for any future Indy get-togethers. We're a pretty active group in these parts and we enjoy get togethers and socializing over some great pours.

    Cheers!
    Josh

    "The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."

  6. #16
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Can't keep all you damned Hoosiers straight. Welcome!

  7. #17
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    Austin, TX
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Welcome to the site.

    Gregg
    2012 Straight Bourbon Fantasy Football Champion

  8. #18
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Welcome and enjoy. This site has really opened my eyes to understanding my favorite spirit. BTW, stay cool my friend.
    Sto lat!!!

    bllygthrd

  9. #19
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    Re: Hello from another Hoosier

    Hello Armand, welcome aboard. Barton is a great brand to start with on your Bourbon journey (or end it for that matter) and cheap enough you can buy a case just to stick back in a corner someplace.

 

 

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