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    Hello from Iowa

    Thanks to all of the members and moderators of SB.

    Live in central Iowa, toured JD and GD last spring, really peaked my interest in bourbon.

    I've been lurking the forums here, reading as much as I can, learning the abbreviations & different types, and visiting stores in my area.

    So far, seem to like rye over wheat, and less oak.

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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Welcome to the site and Iowa is a tough state to procure a lot of things in the limited varieties,sounds like you are off to a good start as far as establishing your tasting baselines.I hope you enjoy the hobby and the knowledge here can only help you along your journey,listen,learn and drink well and you'll never go wrong.
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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Welcome kwshannon! My wife and in-laws are all from Iowa and are the salt of the earth. Glad to see more Iowa folk around the boards!
    Tyler

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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Hey shannon, welcome aboard, feel free to join the conversation.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Welcome!

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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Welcome kwshannon! Glad to have you here! You mentioned liking rye over wheat and less oak. What are some of the pours that you've found to be "in your wheelhouse"?
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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Welcome kwshannon! Glad to have you here! You mentioned liking rye over wheat and less oak. What are some of the pours that you've found to be "in your wheelhouse"?
    So far I have tried W12, JD, GJ, EW Green, Ritt BIB, WT101. I enjoyed W12, but favored EW, Ritt and WT. I just finished the Ritt, and have an OLD BIB to try next.

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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by kwshannon View Post
    So far I have tried W12, JD, GJ, EW Green, Ritt BIB, WT101. I enjoyed W12, but favored EW, Ritt and WT. I just finished the Ritt, and have an OLD BIB to try next.
    I think EW Black Label is a great pour for the $ (and I can't think of a better rye at the same price point of Ritt BIB). Not sure what is available, but I'd recommend a Jefferson's 10 yr Rye (different from Ritt BIB which is a "barely legal" rye in terms of the mashbill, but a solid rye for the money!)
    Gary
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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    I think EW Black Label is a great pour for the $ (and I can't think of a better rye at the same price point of Ritt BIB). Not sure what is available, but I'd recommend a Jefferson's 10 yr Rye (different from Ritt BIB which is a "barely legal" rye in terms of the mashbill, but a solid rye for the money!)
    I have EW Black to try soon ($12/750 around here), and picked up a Jeff bourbon (not rye) the other day, and a 4RSB yesterday. Thanks for the suggestion, and I will look around for a Jeff rye.

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    Re: Hello from Iowa

    Be mindful though that Canadian Ryes (such as Jefferson) are not as robust as their American cousins and should be evaluated as such. If you find you like that style I recommend Lot 40.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

 

 

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