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  1. #1
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    Newbie seeks advice.

    Hi, I am pretty new to the world of Bourbon. I grew up around it and, as a kid, was once taken on a school field trip to one of the distilleries in Bardstown. I have been drinking Makers Mark, Ancient Age, Jim Beam, Old Crow, and Old Forrester since I was in my teens. I am looking to know where to begin with something a little "higher on the shelf". Thanks!

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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Oh, I saw another thread and am headed out for some Buffalo Trace.

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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    That's a good start!

    I can almost picture you motoring up to Hi-Time in Costa Mesa with "Salty Dog" playing at a volume setting of 12.

    Eventually you owe it to yourself to try anything you can find with "Van Winkle" on the label. The Old Rip Van Winkle 10 y/o, 90 proof would do for starters. You'll find the comparison to Maker's Mark, also a wheat recipe, to be very enlightening.

    Welcome aboard!

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    Dave Morefield
    Last edited by bluesbassdad; 04-16-2008 at 11:52.
    Yours truly,
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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Four Roses Single Barrel would be a good pick up along with a Weller Centennial.

    ... adn welcome aboard.

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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Thank you! It's not often that a Procol Harum reference is slung my way!

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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassboozer View Post
    Thank you! It's not often that a Procol Harum reference is slung my way!
    Wow...it's not often you see someone spell Procol Harum correctly. You must be a true Conquistador.

    May I also recommend a couple that aren't too pricey yet are still nice. Old Grand Dad BIB & Wild Turkey 101. You might also enjoy McAfee's Benchmark.
    "You can't bluff an idiot." T. J. Cloutier

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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Hey, I went straight to HiTimes and got the Van Winkle 10/107, Old Grand Dad BIB, and the Weller 12/90. I settled in with the Old Grand Dad tonight and can say that I am glad that I reached out to you fellas. I'll try the Weller tomorrow, Van Winkle on Monday. Thanks!

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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Four Roses Single Barrel would be a good pick up along with a Weller Centennial.

    ... adn welcome aboard.
    If he were to to find any 4 Roses at HiTime or anywhere else in California it would be quite a find.
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    Thumbs up Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Welcome aboard, BGB. You have some nice recommendations so far, let me just add Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage. One of my favorites with each yearly release.

    BTW, I love your "interests" in your bio. Good on you. You keep chasin' When you perfect it, share your secrets, OK?

    Off topic here, but one of the things I love about this site, is references to seemingly bizarre things that I know nothing about (like Procol Harum). Only to Google them and find out that I did know something about it, but I didn't know that I knew. Make sense? I did like that Conquistador song, back in the day. Kinda like that Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) tune.

    Cheers!

    JOE

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    Re: Newbie seeks advice.

    Weller 12/90, ooooeeee! I realy like it. SBOmarc is correct, I have not seen any Four Roses, so far. And, BTW, there is no perfecting THAT interest, just trial and a lot of error. I have quite a few lady-friends which have been impressed with all of this good bourbon. I will get some Evan Williams Single Barrel today since I have been so happy with all of the recommendations. I had no idea what I was missing, thanks.

 

 

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