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  1. #1
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    Suggestions for the new guy

    I am looking for some recommendations on some good everyday drinking burbons. So far I've tried Knob Creek and Evan Williams single barrel 10yr... While I thought they were both very good, I don't want to spend $25+ every time I want a bottle... I spend enough on cigars and Scotch already

    Any suggestions will be appreciated

    Mike

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    Odd... I'm sure there was a reply from Paradox here with some very good suggestions. Anyway, I suggest Wild Turkey 101 as a good everyday pour. I also like Evan Williams 7 year old black label. It is quite inexpensive and a pretty decent (IMHO) bourbon. Old Charter 12 year old is also a good one, although probably a bit more expensive than WT101. Others may suggest Elijah Craig 12 year old, which I never seem to like, but it is in a price range that doesn't set you back much even if you don't like it.

    What I do when I'm looking to try something new is look through the threads in the tasting forum here. Most of the posts contain prices. If the poster raves about it and it is inexpensive, I might give it a look.

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    MikeDawgie -

    Just come over to my house for a drink.

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    What I do when I'm looking to try something new is look through the threads in the tasting forum here. Most of the posts contain prices. If the poster raves about it and it is inexpensive, I might give it a look.


    Thats is a very good suggestion! I would add to the list of cheap but good: Old Forester 86 or 100 proof (both less than $15) and Old Ezra 7 year 101 proof.

    TomC

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    Old Ezra Bourbon sounds akin to Old Buzzard Beer. Who picks the names on these bottles???

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    There is definately a lot of old fashioned names, but they are very appropriate if you meet the folks who make it, the down home charm of people like Elmer T. Lee and Jimmy Russel (and the Beams as well) is one of the most endearing qualitys of bourbon.

    TomC

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    I am an well worn cigar BB guy. So, I know the value of reviewing the wealth of previous posts. Almost every question I had, as I stumbled into these hallowed halls, was already answered by the resident bourbon experts here. This leaves me with little left to say, although I crave the opportunity to participate. My task now is to sort through the tombs and, by process of elimination, make my own neuvo-educated selection. This is the method I've chosen based on your collective advises. So far, the education has been a ton-'O-fun and the rewards I've reaped have been delicious!

    A little leg work goes a long way!

    Do I feel I have anything of true value to add? Not really, but that's not going to stop me. I'm willing to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous ridicule to learn about something truely great. I am running a little low on contemporaneously posted material though and I'm hoping it's attributable to some kind of "Universal Bourbon Holiday" I don't know about and that massive posting will begin anew any moment. I have SO much to learn, and I'm old, so I'm in a hurry!
    My thanks to everyone participating here. Those of you especially that have shown me yet another way to throw my hard earned cash down an endless pit of self indulgence!

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    You could always start bumping old threads up to add your $0.02 to them. I always enjoy it when people do that.


    LOL
    Tom(seriously)C

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    Welcome aboard.

    Regarding your comments about a Bourbon Holiday, aren't all Holidays Bourbon Holidays? For example, how about Arbor Day, Bastille Day, Boxer Day, {insert your State's name here} Admission Day, Chicago Bears Mathematical Elimination From Contention Day, Vernal (and Autumnal) Equinox, Winter (and Summer) Solstice, Payday, etc.

    Seriously, there are peaks and valleys of participation here. During my two year tenure (longer than many, shorter than some)I've noticed that new members often create a spark of interest that burns brightly for a time. You new, cigar guys are doing it right now.

    In return for the information you glean here, all one might ask in return is that whenever you are in a position to corroborate, contradict, expand upon, or question anything that you've read here, please do so. We will all learn something in the bargain.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: Suggestions for the new guy

    Hey MikeDawg... he said we're burning brightly! I think he probably just got disoriented staring at the end of your cigar. Doh!

    Now let's not forget: Cinco de Mayo, Kwanza, Yom Kippur, Insurance Age Changes, Days at the Track, Jehovah's Witness Visitations, telemarketing calls, and dental appointments. These are all great excuses or reminders to drink up and party down!

    I try to be very honest in my evaluations. As I become more accustomed to detecting bourbon's fine qualities, you can be sure that I will be tossing in my two cents. Thanks again for such a warm welcome.

 

 

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