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    August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    I'm thinking a Weller or Fitzgerald is in order. Any other suggestions?

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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    Seeing as it is headed for the chopping block, how about Eagle Rare 101?


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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    I agree with Matt.
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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    I'd rather spend the effort on something that's going to be around awhile, frankly. I like ER101, and I'll bunker a few bottles before it disappears. But, personally, reviewing it now seems a little like betting on horse right after it's been announced it broke its leg.
    I suggest something like Jim Beam Black or Wild Turkey 101, which is available nearly everywhere, but still is on the upper cusp of mid-shelf.

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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    I'm looking for an excuse to buy a bottle of 95 Evan Williams Single Barrel to try Or what about something like Bulleit?

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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    I agree with Tim. I'd prefer something widely available. I've only seen ER101 once, but can easily get (from my bourbon stash) WT101. WT101 sounds good to me.

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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    I'd rather spend the effort on something that's going to be around awhile, frankly. I like ER101, and I'll bunker a few bottles before it disappears. But, personally, reviewing it now seems a little like betting on horse right after it's been announced it broke its leg.
    I suggest something like Jim Beam Black or Wild Turkey 101, which is available nearly everywhere, but still is on the upper cusp of mid-shelf.
    Tim makes a good case.
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    Old Fitzgerald BIB

    I like the idea of a wheater, for the sake of variety. I favor Old Fitz BIB, since that's been on my list of things to pick up eventually for a while, and if it was BOTM that would be strong encouragement to finally actually do it!

    (I never did come across a bottle of OF BIB in a size under 1.75l. If any Chicagoans know of someplace that stocks it in 750 or less size, there's still a week of July left...)

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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    I'd rather spend the effort on something that's going to be around awhile, frankly. I like ER101, and I'll bunker a few bottles before it disappears. But, personally, reviewing it now seems a little like betting on horse right after it's been announced it broke its leg.
    I suggest something like Jim Beam Black or Wild Turkey 101, which is available nearly everywhere, but still is on the upper cusp of mid-shelf.
    Seems to me, it would be wiser to put off choosing a brand that will be around in Aug. 2006, or even 2007. Once a bottling like ER 101 is gone, it's gone. Ya can't go back.

    YMMV.


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    Re: August is Drawing Near - BOTM Nominations?

    So, I'm seeing the most interest in an SW derived wheatie or WT101.

    I think both of these would be good choices, but if it is to be Fitz or Weller, my only addition is that I don't know that any Fitzgerald product is as widely distributed as is Weller. I've found 1849, but I've never seen Fitz BIB. If I were to order from Chicago for a second straight month to participate in BOTM it could start to feel like Mail-Order of the Month. For a wheatie, I would nominate Weller 12year.

    I wish we could always use 100 proof bourbons as a BOTM standard, and that would work, with some fuzzy math for WT 101. Just like Nigel Tufnel's amp goes to 11, WT goes to 101 - can't overlook that extra bit. Overall, I would nominate WT 101.

    Of course, come the new releases in September we'll not want for a choice for many happy months.

    Roger

 

 

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