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    My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    Well, as I've watched my post numbers count down toward 3,000 -- and realizing that only Chuck, Gary and Jeff (whose profile remains a well-guarded secret) heretofore have attained, though without my garrulousness, that lofty number -- I've pondered how appropriately to mark such an occasion. I cannot. The best I can do is break out my best open bottle (and, pending future openings, perhaps my best, period!), which existence has been heretofore only hinted at to those who haven't tasted from it -- a barrel-proof example of Pappy bourbon obtained in a trade last year with Preston Van Winkle in exchange for a '50s-vintage Very Old Fitzgerald:
    Pappy 21 label.jpg Pappy bottle_glass.jpg Pappy salute.jpg
    DSP-KY-16; barreled on June 20, 1985; bottled September 2006 at 21 years, 2+ months; 115.108 proof

    Well, who knows, I may never get to 3,000, so I've decided to jump the gun and drink to y'all tonight.
    To Dave and Jim Butler, the founders and keepers of this worldwide community of bourbonians; to the bourbon makers and bottlers, past and present, without whom we would be diminished by the absence of a lubricant of our conviviality; and, especially, to my friends -- virtual, potential, and actual -- who have become too numerous for me to begin mentioning for fear of omitting someone undeserving of omission: to us, in awareness and gratitude that our interaction is in furtherance and celebration of good and well-lived society. Cheers!
    Tim

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2009 and Virtuoso
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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    Hey Tim.....you and Biggio are in a race to 3000. He won't make his for a few weeks. That drink looks great. Save me a taste..

    I'll toast with a Saz Jr Manhattan with Fee's orange bitters.

    Here's to SB.com and Tim.

    Randy

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    I will toast you too, Tim, mainly to stay ahead. (Making my 5,000 bones.)

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2009 and Virtuoso
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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    And Chuck.....your 5000th. Wow. And if content was a factor, both of your numbers would be "out of here".

    Randy

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    Wow, congratulations, Tim, now how about a taste note for that barrel sample? No better way to get closer to the magic 3000.

    And Chuck, congratulations too, that's quite a milestone, and a unique one.

    I'm getting to 4000 folks, it won't be long. And when I get there, I am stopping (just kidding).

    Gary

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2007
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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    A lot of zeros to go around today. I passed 1,000 today in the VBT yellow pawn thread. Here here to Tim Sousley and another 3,000 posts. A good guy and a good friend.

    He does seem to be racking up milestones lately, though, doesn't he?

    Maybe we should send him to China! (Where did that come from?)
    ____ ____
    Barrel_Proof

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2010 and Guru
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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    Congrats, Gents and SB.com...not having any barrel proof Pappy to toast with, I'll go with the closest I have open, ORVW 10/107 Lburg.

    Two years ago I would have never thought of joining a forum, but within minutes of finding this one I knew I had to join, and recently passed 1500 posts adn have made many good friends in the process.

    Cheers to SB.com and its fine members
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

    As long as you have good whiskey you're not "unemployed", you're "Funemployed!!!"

    I'm no Pappyophile

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    I missed that about Cliff's 1000, hearty congratulations!

    Gary

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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    Congratulations to all and their posting contributions. I've learned a lot from you guys and have put a strain on my marriage to boot with all of these bottles!
    Tim

    I am going where streams of whiskey are flowing...

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    Re: My Salute to you, StraightBourbon.com

    Congrats to SB.Com and all those who dewll here. Congrats to Tim for a milestone of well written and well advised posts. Cheers to all, including all those in China.
    Joe
    Colonel Joseph B. "Bourbon Joe" Koch

    "Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"

 

 

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