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  1. #1
    Apprentice
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    Jul 2004
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    Oxford, U.K.
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    How did I get so hooked?

    I haven't been a member here for long, but as a lover of bourbon, I pop back to this forum many times a day.
    I posted not so long ago that I would just have one bottle of a new bourbon that I had never have before and once that had gone, buy another.
    Now I have a WT 8YO, a BT (2nd bottle) ORVW and a bottle of Eagle Rare on order, all with different amounts in each.
    I know its nowhere near where some of you guys are on your collection, I am still confused on how I ended up with 4 bottles, when i was so adament I was only going to have one at a time!
    On second thought never mind, I'm happy (think I might order another) this stuff is addictive!!

  2. #2
    Enthusiast
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    Jan 2002
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    Re: How did I get so hooked?

    Just wait Empire. Before you know it, those 4 will be 8, then 16...

    Anyway, just have fun with it. There's many of us that started out just like you!

    Bob

  3. #3
    Administrator in exile
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    Aug 2002
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    Re: How did I get so hooked?

    Agreed. When I found this site I had 1 bottle of Maker's Mark, 1 Bottle of Woodford Reserve and 1 bottle of Wild Turkey 80. Within 1 month my collection had quadrupled, much to the displeasure of SWMBO. Now I have bourbon in places a person probably shouldn't It's a fun hobbie, but can easily get out of hand

  4. #4
    Connoisseur
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    Oct 2003
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
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    580

    Re: How did I get so hooked?

    Funny this tread shows up today. A co-worker just got back fom a trip to another state and returned with seven bottles of various bourbons for me. (Elmer T Lee, Weller Antique, Pappy Rye, WT Liqueur [wife's favorite], etc)

    Amazing how these things grow. Must have some rabbit in them.

  5. #5
    Enthusiast
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    May 2004
    Location
    Bristol UK.
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    272

    Re: How did I get so hooked?

    Keep buying thewhiskyechange.com has great deals on WT 12YO and Rock Hills Farm - I have some WT 12 on order ... only 7 bottles left they tell me. You can always save it until Xmas

    My latest was Blanton's silver edition (has gate crashed my top 5) - I will post tasting notes when I work it out.

  6. #6
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
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    Sep 1999
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    Chicago
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    Re: How did I get so hooked?

    Bourbon good. Arrrgh!

  7. #7
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
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    Rockland County, NY
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    You Know Your Hooked When.....

    You know your hooked when:
    1. You ask your insurance agent about getting a rider on your homeowner's insurance to cover your bourbon. (BTW, my agent non-chalantly referred me to an appraiser, required a fire marshall's visit and NFPA posting and added it. Only in Kentucky. Anywhere else, they would have cancelled my policy)

  8. #8
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
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    Chicago
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    Re: You Know Your Hooked When.....

    Reminds me of the famous (albeit apocryphal) story about the guy who insured his valuable cigar collection then made a claim for their loss by fire...after he had smoked them.

  9. #9
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Sweden
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    867

    Re: How did I get so hooked?

    I can also vouch for The Whisky Exchange. They´ve helped me out with many a hard-to-find bourbon (especially the Japan-only ones). A friendly and helpful staff and they ship to the US to boot but, as pointed out in an earlier topic, the shipping costs to your side of the pond is far from negligible.

    I find it ironic, though, that while many exclusive bottlings have found their way to my collection, I have been totally unable to track down a bottle of Very Old Barton. I´ve been hunting for something like 4 years now and still no success.

    Also, if any one knows about a store who stocks Old Forester BB and ships to Sweden, I would be extremely grateful. I have lost count on all the US online stores where I have enquired only to get a polite no (or in some cases no reply at all).

  10. #10
    Connoisseur
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    Jan 2004
    Location
    Baldwin, Maryland
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    635

    Re: You Know Your Hooked When.....

    Ed,

    You really had to have a firemarshall visit?

    I know you didn't need an appraisal as you know the value of your collection.

 

 

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