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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    Hello everyone, and by no mean does my intro make me knowledgeable on the Spirit. I started in 1988 Beam WL switched to Maker's and in the early 90's tried a Bourbon sampler of the Small Batch variety (Very Nice!!) at a restaurant while out with my parents.

    Started collecting in the early 2K's and have about 80 some bottles, not all opened at this time. I have just started into the under 20 dollar realm and have read many posts in this area. Just picked up an AAA 10yr and a McKenna 10yr BIB, both are unopened. As for my likes and some of what I have

    PVW stash 15yr(x2), 20yr(x3) and 23yr (x3).
    Distillers Masterpiece 18yr (x3 + 1 half full) and 20yr (x3)
    Sazerac 18yr. 2004 (x2)
    2005 KY release Stagg (x2) and (1) 2006 release
    ER SB 10yr 1.75L one started and one back up (Love this stuff) Have the 17 yr. not opened yet.
    2 bottles left of my last purchase of (8) Four Roses SB (Another Fav)
    2 Liters of BT one signed by Elmer.

    If anyone has a suggestion for favorite under $20 let me know (I do plan on getting the EC 12yr this week).

    I look forward to meeting everyone. I see a few names I recognize from other forums.

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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    Howdy!
    Welcome aboard, but then it is not my board.
    So I'll just say, Hi there from one Michigander to another.
    ovh

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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    AC,

    Welcome. Oscar forgot to tell you that you will need to share a drink with your fellow instate Bourbonites. (Just kidding.)

    Nice collection. Do you have a favorite store?

    Will

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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    WildTurkey Rye, Rittenhouse rye BIB and Eijah Craig 12 yr are some of my under 20 favs. The Rittenhouse can be found for 11 bucks and it is a heck of good pour too. Also you need to add Blantans or Rock Hill Farms or Elmer T Lee to your collection. Heck you should just get them all you won't be dissatisfied.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    Quote Originally Posted by special_reserve View Post
    AC,

    Nice collection. Do you have a favorite store?

    Will
    I have 3 I visit BB's, Wine Village and Parkway. As for a drink from the newbe I'm all for it. I have about 24 open bottles at present, most not listed in my first post.

    Thanks for the welcome.

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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    I did not list the collection, just a few favorites. Currently opened we are looking at.

    2005 Stagg KY release
    18 yr DM cognac finish
    Elmer T. Lee
    Hancocks Reserve
    Bulleit
    Old Forester BB 2002
    Vintage 21 yr.
    Ridgemont 1792
    Buffalo Trace
    Noah's Mill
    Old Whiskey River
    Blanton's
    ER SB 10yr 1.75L
    EC 18yr.
    WR
    PVW 15yr.
    Booker's
    Wathen's
    EW SB 1994
    WT Rare Breed
    Basil Hayden
    George Dickel

    I do need to try the Rittenhouse and the Elijah Craig 12yr. is next on my list,

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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    AC,

    Welcome and nice looking collection.

    For under $20, I would suggest Weller Antique 107 and for slightly over $20 Evan Williams Single Barrel. I really enjoy both of these. I just recently tried the AAA 10 year and really liked it, especially for the price tag of $13 a liter.
    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P.J. O’Rourke
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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    AC,

    Welcome and nice looking collection.

    For under $20, I would suggest Weller Antique 107 and for slightly over $20 Evan Williams Single Barrel. I really enjoy both of these. I just recently tried the AAA 10 year and really liked it, especially for the price tag of $13 a liter.
    and for slightly over $20 Evan Williams Single Barrel
    Thanks for the welcome Greg. That's funny I just picked up at lunch today an Evan Williams Single Barrel 1987 (very dusty) hope it's a winner! I know the 1997 is currently on shelves.

    I will check out the Weller Antique, Thanks

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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    Quote Originally Posted by ACDetroit View Post
    Thanks for the welcome Greg. That's funny I just picked up at lunch today an Evan Williams Single Barrel 1987 (very dusty) hope it's a winner! I know the 1997 is currently on shelves.

    I will check out the Weller Antique, Thanks
    That's awesome you found a 1987. That's a keeper. As you may or may not know, HH was nearly destroyed by fire early November 1996. So, any EWSB that was bottled prior to this timeframe will be legacy HH bourbon...after that, I believe it's Jim Beam. I think the concensus here is that the pre-fire EWSB 1996 is a very good bourbon.
    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P.J. O’Rourke
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    Re: New to the site...Love the Spirit!

    Welcome AC,, good to have you here. I also love the Eagle Rare SB 10 yr old.

    MikeR

 

 

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