I have been reading the SB site for quite a while and have learned a great deal here. I’ve made some recent postings so I thought I would introduce myself. I am much more knowledgeable of Single Malt Scotch Whisky (SMSW) than the American Whiskeys (AWs), having experienced SMSW for a few years now, but really discovering the AWs for about 8 months now. I have scoured a large number of liquor shops in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, initially for SMSW but now the AWs also, looking for good and unique buys. I enjoy 10 Downing Street Pub in Houston and usually visit there at least once every few weeks. I enjoy the wheat-based bourbons but tend to enjoy the rye-based ones better, at least for now. Currently I really like the Wild Turkey’s but the BTAC’s are also great (of course, I haven’t tried too many AWs that I didn’t like, just some better than others). Below is a list of the AWs I’ve acquired so far. Most of these purchases have been based on information I’ve gained here (I also occasionally read BourbonEnthusiast). You guys are so knowledgeable here and provide such great insight and comments. I look forward to continuing to grow my knowledge-base here on SB!

Regards -- Bob

* = opened

Blanton’s Single Barrel (dumped 10-12-95, 93 Proof)
Booker’s (124 Proof & 126 Proof)
Buffalo Trace
Eagle Rare 10 yo Single Barrel
Eagle Rare 17 yo (bottled Fall 2005)
Elijah Craig 12 yo*
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Evan Williams Single Barrel 1995 & 1996*
Ezra B. 12 yo Single Barrel (bottled 9-03)
George T. Stagg (140.6 Proof)
Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 yo
Jack Daniel’s 1954 Gold Medal
Knob Creek 9 yo*
Makers Mark*
Old Fitzgerald BIB
Old Forester 100 Proof
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2002
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Spring 2003
Old Grand-Dad 114 Proof
Old Grand-Dad Bonded (orange label)
Old Grand-Dad Bonded (white label)
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yo 107 Proof*
Pappy Van Winkle 15 yo
Pappy Van Winkle 20 yo
Sazerac 18 yo (bottled Fall 2006)*
Sazerac 18 yo (bottled Summer 2000)
Sazerac 6 yo*
Thomas H. Handy (132.7 Proof)
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 yo
Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B 12 yo
Very Special Old Fitzgerald 12 yo
Virginia Gentleman “The Fox”
W. L. Weller 12 yo*
Wathen’s Single Barrel (bottled 4-7-98)
Wild Turkey 101 Proof*
Wild Turkey 12 yo (Split Label)
Wild Turkey 12 yo* (Gold Label)
Wild Turkey Rare Breed* (108.2 Proof)
Wild Turkey Russel’s Reserve 10 yo 101 Proof*
Wild Turkey Tribute 15 yo
Woodford Reserve