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    Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Hey all. I've been reading these forums for a couple of months now and decided I should join. I've been drinking whiskey for most of my adult life, but was primarily a Jack on the rocks kind of guy. Started getting more serious about investigating bourbons a couple of years ago, did the Kentucky Bourbon Trail this spring with some buddies, and now I'm hooked. Still refining my taste buds and checking out new stuff, but this board has been a great source of info. Unfortunately not everything I've seen mentioned is available here in America's Dairyland, although I can find a decent selection at a couple of places. Any other Wisconsinites lurking around here?

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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Welcome aboard Tony, you've fallen in with like minds here.
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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Welcome! UW-Madison is my alma mater, though I no longer reside in that city. It's quite a beautiful place but unfortunately the only time I ever seem to make it back is when a college friend that stuck around gets married.

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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Welcome to the site we have several Wisconsin members but they don't seem to post a lot. They do show up in KY twice a year though . I hope you enjoy your time here come join us in chat it's in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Welcome, fellow Cheesehead.

    Actually, except for various Heaven Hill labels(The ones labeled Heaven Hill, not simply products from HH), we have access to most Bourbon. Wisconsin is actually better than most, as far as availability goes.

    All the FR, all the WT, most HH products, most BT products, all JB, all B-F, all KBD, Barton 86pr is now here... This is a great state to be a Bourbon lover.

    Now if only we can stop those F.I.B.s from hunting our dusties...
    Last edited by White Dog; 09-12-2013 at 08:21.

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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Nice to have you here Tony. I'm not from Madison, but an hour south of you, just across the cheddar curtain into Illinois.
    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Now if only we can stop those F.I.B.s from hunting our dusties...
    If this means what I think it means, I'm one of those guys . (however, I am a Packer fan so hopefully you'll cut me some slack).

    You're close enough to Chicago that the next time we have a get together at Binny's I hope you'll consider coming. It would be a great way to meet a bunch of fellow SB'ers and experience the "magic shopping carts" of whiskey
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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Vosgar, slack will definitely be cut if you're a Packers fan. I have friends who are Bears fans, but that's only because they have enough other redeeming qualities I can overlook that flaw in their character.

    How would I know about a Binny's get together? I don't make it to Chicago often, but always enjoy the trip when I do make it down there.

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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Welcome Tony! This is a great place to interact with fellow bourbon enthusiasts
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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Santana View Post

    How would I know about a Binny's get together? I don't make it to Chicago often, but always enjoy the trip when I do make it down there.
    Tony welcome to the site from another pillager of the cheap prices that Wisconsin has to offer and Madison has quite a few fine stores and consider yourself lucky at least in that regard.To answer your second question if Binnys does have a get together it will be post in the Bourbon Social section of the site and will offer you plenty of lead time,looking forward to seeing you there and at other future events.
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    Re: Just joined - from Madison, Wisconsin

    And in Madison, I would recommend Steve's in Fitchburg, and Riley's as being good Bourbon locations. (At Riley's, you have to walk upstairs to see the entire selection.)

 

 

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