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  1. #61
    Well, I first tried Jim Beam (whatever the standard cheap stuff is, I think it's white 7 year old) to put in egg nog. Tried it straight, hated it. Kept drinking Johnny Walker Black and never went back to Bourbon. My brother in law showed me the world of single malt scotch and I stopped drinking Johnny Walker.

    Last year I started watching a program called "The Thirsty Traveler" on Fine Living. Great show, and the episode on Bourbon made me curious to try Maker's Mark. I bought a bottle of Maker's Mark and Elmer T. Lee, and found that I really liked the Maker's Mark. I finished the bottle and bought another. From there things kinda got out of hand....

    Joel

  2. #62
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    What got me started

    Well i started in the military with JD of course. I am drinking right now my WT12 yr Limited Edition I found in Omaha. I graduated to Jack Single Barrel, great stuff.

    Anyway I started into Blantons (yrs have past by now, I fast forwarded to today) I enjoyed it. Then I noticed AH Hirsch, I purchased it and then my trek started. I am also a big Irish whiskey fan.

    I tend to buy the more expensive bourbons for the most part 30.00 plus. I love the VW 12yr, as well as the Pappy 20. I have not purchased the 23 yr but it doesn't sound like I am missing much. The 20 yr is awesome stuff. The 12 WT I found is unbelievable stuff too.

    I went to a Bourbon tasting the other night at a local liquor outlet and they were sampling the JB family, I do not care for that line at all. The guy hosting it though was quite funny, he said he loves it when people say they smell this or that in a bourbon. It was very comical.

    I do tend to enjoy the better bourbons. I really enjoy Old Charter Proprieters Reserve, Pappy 15 is good too. Ah Hirsh 16 yr a fine bourbon as well. I can't bring myself to buying a bourbon for 10 or 15 bucks. I guess I have turned into a bourbon snob.

    I am comfortable with the more expensive bourbons. I will invest in a case if a deal is to be had. Like I said earlier the Irish whiskeys are a great bunch too. If you haven't tried the Middleton Very Rare it is awesome (they age this particular whiskey in used bourbon barrels exclusively). I have opened a bottle of the 2004 and 2005.

    I also want to say that SB.Com has really encouraged me since last November to go out and buy these bourbons. My wife is flustered to some degree, I put her off by saying Ebay baby. We will make some money. Of course I plan on keeping these bourbons for my own. I would say that since November I have spent over 5,000.00 on liquor. But I have a heck of a stash and I share.

    We all need a hobby!!!

    Later,

    George

  3. #63
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    I have not forgotten

    Ps BlueBassDad, I have not forgotten you on the WT12 yr.

  4. #64
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    If you decide to drink it all yourself, I will be disappointed but understanding.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

    Dog Lover, Euphonium Player, Campfire Guitarist, Marksman,

 

 

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