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  1. #1
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    New member from Las Vegas, NV

    Hello All.

    I found the forum researching various bourbons and whatnot, and decided it seemed like a nice forum to join. So I did.

    I am not a long time drinker of whiskey, but I have become a fast learner and taster! LOL! My wife actually had a head start, as she has been a scotch drinker for a long while. I had previously sunk my attention into beers (German variants) and Tequila.
    However, a trip to Louisville (My wife's parents live there, however, my wife has never lived there) a while back piqued my interest in bourbon. We visited two distilleries (Barton & HH) and after that I was hooked. The Barton tour was amazing (at least when we did it), as they showed practically every single aspect to making the their bourbon. From the water works all the way to the bottling. It was crazy comprehensive. Things like that just feeds my need to learn more. So I became a bourbon drinker pretty much from that day on.

    From my point of view, living in Vegas is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to bourbon. Though I have been able to try many so-called top end variants at the restaurants littered in the casino properties, the shelves very rarely see anything, what I would consider, out of the ordinary. Not that there isn't nice bourbon in the local stores, just not those holy grail types. The liquor stores claim to be getting such stock in, however, who it goes to, I do not know, other than it is not me. I think the casino beverage departments probably have a lock on those types of bourbon. However, that is just speculation on my part.

    The wife and I just returned from Louisville a few weeks ago, and brought home something like 15 bottles. Some hard to find stuff, some hard to find in Las Vegas stuff. Nothing that we brought back is something that I have seen on the shelves here. So I guess we are stocked for a little while at least. LOL!

    I am rambling now. Sorry. If anyone ever has any questions regarding Vegas, I may not be able to give you a definitive answer, however, we have lived here like 9 years now. We have eaten in practically the entire range of restaurants here from super high end fine dining to off strip hole in the wall dives. We LOVE food, drink and, well, shopping. So basically we have opinions on most of the properties, whether correct or not ... LOL!

    See ... rambling.

    Cheers!






  2. #2
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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    Welcome aboard! Nice intro. Don't fret, as the hard to get bottles are hard to get for everybody...everywhere. Just, keep digging. I hope you enjoy your time here, and I look forward to reading about your tour through Bourbonia.


    Just one question...since you live in LV...Why is it that every time I double on 11...I get an Ace?!?!?!

    I'm not greedy, so here's my tip...Double down on the wife's parents in Lovul to get you in on the KY releases of the special bottlings.

    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    Hey RA, welcome aboard, look forward to more reports from your desert oasis.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    Thank you for the welcome gentlemen.

    smokinjoe - Oddly, doubling down with 11 and receiving an ace is actually a common complaint. I am not one to start conspiracy chatter, however...

    squire - Yep, no problem. Like I mentioned in my above non-sensical ramblings, feel free to ask away regarding Vegas. You will get my opinion, and well, my opinion is just that my opinion.

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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    Welcome to SB! I second Joe's suggestion of educating and bribing the in-laws to hook you up with releases. As long as it isn't ECBP, as apparently that isn't being released in Kentucky at the moment

    What are some of your favorite pours at the moment?
    Gary
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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    darylld911, FWIW, last week we purchased a few bottles of ECBP at the HH gift shop. During that same time, someone was buying a case. HH had quite a bit on the shelves, and apparently more in "the back." Big downside is that they are charging over retail for it.

    However, you are correct regarding finding it in Louisville. I/we visited at least 10 liquor stores, and none of them had ECBP in stock.

    As far as bribing the in-laws, yes we try, and try, and try... LOL!

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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    RA welcome to the club. I love Las Vegas and try to go out every year or two. Would love to meet up on my next trip out and talk bourbon with another SB member.

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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    Good Day RA and welcome from one of the Michigan members. Glad to have you here, great intro.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    Welcome to the board RA! Have fun here!!! That's what it's for, eh???
    If your introductory post is any indication, I predict great things for you and all your fans (I'm already one ) in the future.
    Glad to have you aboard.

  10. #10
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    Re: New member from Las Vegas, NV

    oke&coke - Thanks for the welcome. Having a drink with someone that enjoys similar interests, rarely is a bad thing!

    aea6574 - Thanks for the welcome Tony!

    Richmond - I am a first gen dotcom-er, and dropped out as the second gen social media brashness began to evolve. It just isn't me. I am definitely easy going, quick with self deprecating humor, and more than willing to help out if I can. I can't say my palate is as diverse as some (I just read a bourbon review online, and the reviewer said he could taste crushed rock...) but I drink, and if it tastes good to me, than I will keep drinking it! LOL!

    And speaking of getting the in-laws to grab us stuff off the shelves of Louisville liquor stores, the wife just called, said she talked to her dad, and he is putting out the bat signal for Stagg Jr, that seemingly hit the shelves there in the last day or so. *fingers crossed*


    PS... You know you like to rambling when you can't finish a post without the forum auto logging you off for inactivity! LOL!
    Last edited by RA302; 08-28-2013 at 14:01. Reason: formatting

 

 

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