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    I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    Disclaimer: I hate to start a new thread again after starting one about top 5 pours I've had in the year since I started this obsession because I don't want to flood the board. However, this one has been on my mind for awhile and I'm very interested in seeing others' thoughts.

    Fairly regularly I think about how I've not tried a lot of fairly commonplace pours, despite the fact that I check this site and others all day, wait in long lines for limited releases, and jeopardize my marriage almost weekly by coming home with big hauls. So I'm interested in others' confessions about things they should have tried but for some reason have not gotten around to it. For me it's:

    Elmer T. Lee; and
    Any rye older than 6 years

    If this doesn't interest anyone the mods can delete it.

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    Baby Saz, I have a bottle and have never tried it. For some reason I have no interest in it, I feel like I should with all the good reviews an fans but I just don't....

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    It took me a couple of minutes, but I really hate to say that I have not yet tried the standard BT. It's a popular drink from a great distillery (as well as a standard home bar stock bourbon for many friends of mine). I can't explain how/why I haven't tried it, but I'm going to make it a point to check this one off the list this year. Speaking of the ETL, it is a nicely balanced bourbon at a reasonable price for a SB.

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    I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    I disagree with your premise. There's no shame in not having tried something. That takes a lot of time and money. There are a lot of whiskies to try!

    Those are just bottles waiting to be tried down the road, not something to be ashamed of.

    I am ashamed that I have never tried Old Crow Reserve.
    Jim

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    I think it's a good idea for a thread - don't worry about overloading with new threads when you have an idea, it's a lot worse to page thru really long threads that may rehash the same thing over and over again.

    Having said that (and no shame involved) - after 18 months of bourbon interest, every bottle I've opened has been a new expression and I still have many new expressions to try yet [sitting in my cabinet, no less]. Regretfully(?), I'm just not a heavy imbiber. On the flip side, I've bought a lot on sale and haven't 'overpaid' for much.

    Okay, maybe I'm ashamed I haven't tried JB White yet, but that stuff never reaches a value price on sale around here (same for JD).
    Last edited by MauiSon; 08-28-2013 at 22:34.

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    -Elmer T. Lee (Would LOVE to try this but I haven't seen it in any of the liquor stores I frequent here in NY state)
    -ANY Rye (Give me some time, I just started getting back into drinking spirits)
    -Jameson (I know it's not a bourbon or even American whiskey and I don't even really want to try it but it's pretty ubiquitous so I thought I would mention it)

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    I disagree with your premise. There's no shame in not having tried something. That takes a lot of time and money. There are a lot of whiskies to try!

    Those are just bottles waiting to be tried down the road, not something to be ashamed of.

    I am ashamed that I have never tried Old Crow Reserve.
    I would be ashamed if I did
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    I would be ashamed if I did
    But what about my inner geek? Got to feed the geek.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    I don't know if I'd say ashamed, but I have never tried any of the BTAC or Pappy's. I'd really like to, but honestly I don't have the $$$ or the dedication or the ability to suck up to store owners to attempt to get a taste.

    And at this rate I suspect it'll stay that way. Though you often want most what you cannot have...

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    Re: I'm Most Ashamed I've Never Tried...

    Honestly though I have a pretty respectable breadth of tasting. Jim Beam White was mentioned earlier and that was one I did have to actually force myself to sit down and do. My initial impressions were correct...it is rough stuff.

 

 

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