Hello from LI, NY! Stumbled across this forum the other night while looking for reviews on a particular bourbon I was interested in. This seems like a great place and I look forward to contributing here. Now a little about me.
My neighbor and I used to belong to a local home brewers club (as a matter of fact I was once the President). One Saturday he and I got together to brew up a batch. He happened to bring along a bottle of Jim Beam Black. I took a sip and enjoyed it immensely. So began my love affair with bourbon. At first I only bought Jim Beam and JD. I noticed in a bar one time the other bourbons, such as Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill. I began to experiment.
Then I began exploring local liquor stores and reading up on the stuff. I bought my first Premium hooch about 5 years ago- Bookers. I wasn’t quite ready for it but I still enjoyed it. By now I have bought Knob Creek, Bakers, Makers Mark & Woodford Reserve. The other day I was in a local liquor store and found PVW20, but it was $89 (!!!). Have to wait for my birthday I guess. I see around here folks don’t go much for the PVW20, preferring the 15yr. old. I hope it’s worth the investment. Love to get my hands on some Stagg, if I can find it. I see there’s other L.I.’ers here, maybe they can point me in the direction of some good liquor stores.
I also enjoy cigars. I go to a Cigar Bar in town and enjoy a bourbon and a fine cigar. What a combo! I just pre-ordered my copy of “Bourbon At Its Best” by Ron Givens and it should arrive some time in March. I really look forward to reading that.
My current hobbies include Woodworking, Fishing (both fresh & salt) and Baking. Something about that yeast!
Well, I’ll continue to read on in the forums and try and learn as much as I can. The abbreviations get me sometimes, I can’t figure them out. I’m a little shy about asking but I guess I’ll have to.
TTFN, see y’all soon!