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  1. #1
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    Thoughts from a rookie

    When I first discovered this site I thought I knew so much about bourbon. I was so wrong! I try to read most posts and can't tell you the wealth of information from reading your posts. I have discovered so many wonderful bourbons and ryes. I never knew about. Since logging on this site I have tasted Old weller 107, Russells resrve, Bulleit, Evan Williams single Barrel and Old grand dad 114. Thanks so much for opening my eyes.
    I went to the local mega package store and found two more. The first is Old Overholt rye which was kind of week I didn't like it to much. and I got a bottle of Conecuh Ridge I have not opened it and don't think my tasting notes could do much justice to any bourbon. but would love to hear any thoughts on it. Is it even a bourbon?
    Thanks

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    I know what you're saying David. I'm in the same boat. Bourbon has always been my go to pour but man, the things I didn't know. Seems like I learn something here every day. Like you, my horizons have been expanded, now incorporating things not available in Ohio like Buffalo Trace and Elmer T Lee, the Van Winkles, Stagg and even Old Potrero (oh yeah, and thanks to GaryG, Forty Creek! )

    It's amazing the things you don't know you don't know

    The journey continues.

    Ken

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    No thoughts on the Conecuh Ridge, but Old Overholt makes a dandy Manhattan. Can't beat the price, either.

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    Re Conecuh Ridge, see here:
    Conecuh Ridge Controversy ,
    here:
    Conecuh Ridge Update ,
    and here:
    Conecuh Ridge tasting

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    Although the Old Overholt will never be more than 80 proof, it may get a little crisper after the bottle's been around a while. Don't know why, but a couple of people have noted it. That earthy flavor will be there in some regard, though.

    A rye you should be able to get is Wild Turkey, if you're looking for a new experience in that direction. It has a wider range of folks here complimenting it.

    Bob

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    Re Conecuh Ridge, see here:
    Conecuh Ridge Controversy ,
    here:
    Conecuh Ridge Update ,
    and here:
    Conecuh Ridge tasting
    Thanks Tim!

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    Man can I echo the opening post. I have learned so much about whiskey appreciation here. My problem is living in Canada, it's hard to get much variety to try.
    It does seem strange you can't get the Van Winkles in Ohio. That's one I can get here.

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    Ken,
    Just as a quick FYI, you can get Buffalo Trace and Elmer T. Lee in Ohio. It is available and if your favorite store does not carry it, just ask them to special order it.

    Ken

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    Re: Thoughts from a rookie

    Ken,
    Just as a quick FYI, you can get Buffalo Trace and Elmer T. Lee in Ohio. It is available and if your favorite store does not carry it, just ask them to special order it.

    Ken
    Thanks Ken, I'll check that out when the stock I came back with from KBF runs low!



    Ken

 

 

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