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btalbert25

Elsmere, KY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Probably would have to be the 1990 Reds winning the world series. I was 9 years old,and it was easily the best day of my young life. I've had some incredible life moments, but the joy I felt that day has rarely been matched.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
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  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 18 hours ago

My favorite comment was well great players like this know they can put up numbers at Ohio State and Michigan because the strength of schedule is so weak.  Yet, if he would have committed to Tennessee we would have seen some rant about how the best want to play with the best and prove it on the biggest stage.  Tennessee fans are awesome. 

Comment 30 Jul 2016

I think they should be the 7 point favorite right now.  We just don't know what this team is going to look like and how long it's going to take for them to get firing on all cylinders.  I'm happy we'll have JT under center and there are no questions about who the starting QB will be this year, but my goodness there are a lot of other holes to fill and it could take some time.  Add to it that this one is on the road and I get the 7 point dog status. 

I think this game is a good measure for where the Buckeyes stand for the rest of the year.  If this group goes on the road and puts up a good game or wins the game at Norman look out because by November they'll be a nasty bunch.  If they look like crap, it could be a long year where best we hope for is a New Year's 6.  

With SOS always being an issue, I'm rooting for Oklahoma to dong punch Houston!

Comment 27 Jul 2016

I'll be the turd in the punchbowl (seems like an adequate use of words for this olympics) and say my favorite part is the end.  What I love in the Olympics are the very few stories that exist nowadays where someone really has overcome a ton of adversity to compete.  ONe of the olympics there was a lady from East Timor running the marathon.  She was the only olympian from her nation.  When training, her village burned and she didn't have shoes, so she trained barefoot for the marathon.  Those are the stories I love.  Not some spoiled brat like Michael Phelps who since he was a kid had a bunch of money dumped into his training.  Not to say he hasn't worked hard, but he's been born and bred to be a pro I just don't find a lot of appeal there.  I also hate that if you are like 1/4 or 1/8th of a specific nationality you can compete on their team.  The Greek baseball team during the Athens games for example, had no one living in Greece.  The only baseball diamond in Greece was on a US base there.  If my Grandpa was Greek I would have been on the Greek national team if I tried out lol.  Stupid.

Comment 27 Jul 2016

When asked about the water the lady from the IOC kept talking about sailing, then collectively saying "the athletes" but she was constantly talking about sailing.  They don't generally get in the fucking water lady!!!!

Comment 27 Jul 2016

I heard it and thought it she must really think we are all fucking idiots.  They asked her about the water and she just kept deflecting it.  One time she said bugs in the water and germs.  I felt like she was a kindergarten teacher talking to a bunch of 5 year olds.  I got the impression that Golic was biting her tongue to keep from asking DO YOU THINK WE ARE ALL FUCKING STUPID???????

Comment 20 Jul 2016

I bought a Watermelon 4 loco one time at the NKY version of a bodega lol.  I don't remember how that night of drinking ended. 

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Since we're talking about traffic, people who go slow in the high speed lane.  Let me just say, as soon as I enter Ohio, that seems to be an epidemic.  Yes, I'm a guy in one state complaining about the damn Ohio drivers! lol. Oh God I must be getting old.......

Comment 01 Jul 2016

Thank you, I've been enjoying putting the threads together.  The hardest thing for me to do is figure out which one to pick each night.  I'll definitely be doing some hard to find/rare bottles, but I mostly want to do stuff like this one and McKenna that are overlooked because they aren't called Pappy or they aren't 50+ bucks per bottle.  There are a lot of damn fine whiskeys out there that can be hand for 30 and under. 

Comment 01 Jul 2016

I did have a bottle of Bib and Tucker, but it's gone.  I can tell you it's pretty darn good.  It comes from MGP, which basically means it's a sourced label from the old Seagram's plant over in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  This isn't a bad thing by the way, there are a ton of bourbons and ryes(like Bulleit) that come from there.  They are always pretty darn good though, but you may be able to get some pretty similar bourbons for a little less.  What was the Bib and Tucker, around 60 bucks? 

Comment 01 Jul 2016

I'd say it's similar.  I've read a few other reviews out there by people who know more about this stuff than I do lol.  They say it's very similar to the Evan Williams 12 year that's sold only in the Heaven Hill gift shops.  That label is 100 proof, where this one is 99, but they are supposed to be similar. 

Comment 30 Jun 2016

Not neccessarily, Elmer T Lee from yesterday's post is easily top 5 for me.  I thought I'd mix it up and have some reasonable like Beam black or something like that, a Van Winkle in the middle, something crazy here and there, mid shelf stuff etc.  

Comment 30 Jun 2016

To me, wheated bourbons are good starters.  Usually more subtle.  Larceny is good stuff, Weller with the green label is excellent.  I also like Jim Beam Black a lot.  Four Roses Yellow Label is cheap and quality.  Bulleit is high quality stuff too.  Four Roses Small Batch. 

Comment 30 Jun 2016

It's a great store!  I'm enjoying it, I need to make a few adjustments but it'll get better!  I'm looking forward to how it evolves. if people seem to like it, I can see myself continuing with it weekly or something like that.  We'll see. 

Comment 29 Jun 2016

Buffalo Trace seems to be very good at "coming up short".  Their labels are all so popular now and if the store doesn't have the right distributor you won't even get Eagle Rare anymore.  I'm lucky, the store I shop regularly has the Green Weller, and occasionaly the Antique Weller.  Blanton's and Eagle Rare are always on the shelf.  EH Taylor Rye and Small batch are usually there.  Once in a while you can even still find EH Taylor Single Barrel.  They always have Rock Hill Farm on the shelf too.  So a lot of those really tough to find Buffalo Trace bottles are readily available.  Now the Weller 12, ETL's and of course Van Winkle lables are only around once a year. The good news, though, is these shortages have made me look at other distiller's stuff and I've found some terrific alternatives out of Wild Turkey, Four Roses, 1792, etc.