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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 04 Feb 2016

I'm sure it won't be a popular opinion, and I agree he's been a great recruiter.  I've just had this feeling for the last year or so he's not going to end up in Columbus. 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

I've often wonder how firm Ohio State's side of the commitment is.  We hear all the time about roster management etc and how some guys are replaced in the tough world of recruiting.  Clark doesn't neccessarily burn it up numbers wise, not all his fault I get that.  At any rate, he's been committed since he was 14 when he was just freakishly skilled compared to other kids his age.  It's conceivable other QB's in the next year may come to the forefront.  

Anyway, just spitballing, I don't take much seriously when it comes to recruiting until signing day.  Just too much changes

Comment 01 Feb 2016

Hodge, it's not that I don't like Tequila, I just like whiskey.  I would like to branch out to some of the aged tequilas, I just don't like the white stuff.  I want something with some age to it.  I like the profiles the juice gets from the oak. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

1)  Kevin Spacey

2) Cuba Gooding Jr

3) Robert Duvall

4) Robin WIlliams

5) Tom Hanks. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

I didnt know what word to use other than Expression to be quite honest.  Our version.  Is that better? 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

My dad started to watch it with my mom, and at the begining of the first season when they let the guy out of jail dad said honestly I really don't care if this guy was guilty or not, I'm not watching this guy for 10 episodes. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

I don't know exactly what Knarsci is getting at, but I don't think he killed her in the trailer or garage, I think he killed her elsewhere on the property.  Whether he led her there or gave her a blow to the head I don't know, but I think it happened elsewhere on the vast property they had, then loaded her up in her car, placed her in the burn pile.  Piled a ton of shit on top of her and set it on fire.  Took her purse or whatever her phone and things were on and burned it in the barrel, then hid the car in a half assed way on the property. 

I think the cops probably did some illegal searches on the property and found the car, hence why the one cop called in the tags earlier than when the car was actually found.  They found the key and other evidence and later planted it around so that the confession from Dassey had evidence to help connect those dots.  Mind you, it was VERY VERY weak evidence, but it was enough to make it stick in that county. 

So I do believe Avery did it, on his property.  I believe various evidence was found around the property, and I believe after the police bullied/coerced a kid who wasn't mentally able to understand what was going on to "confess", they planted evidence around to make Avery go to jail for good.  So, he did get jobbed, but I think the right man is in prison.  

Comment 31 Jan 2016

I never thought Heavhen Hill  would be my favorites, but man oh man I love any Elijah Craig bottle I've ever had.  I also like Larceny quite a bit.  

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Yeah once it hits the shelf I'll know for sure.  The owner told me he wasn't sure yet.  He was concerned about it selling quickly because it will be around 80.  If I had to guess, it may go a little higher, but again I'm just speculating. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Truth be told no player should ever worry about anything that middle aged slobs put on the internet.  That's why I didn't have a problem including him on my list.  I just didn't think it was good form to blast an active player who's career isn't yet over.  Much like he shouldn't care what I think, I don't much care if my statement ruffled some feathers. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

I've been to all of the distilleries except for Jim Beam and Town Branch.  I really think they each have cool things about them individually.  If I were just doing a regular tour I'd probably go to WIld Turkey, Buffalo Trace or Woodfoord.  If you want to go to a pristine grounds that have a park type setting, Makers and Woodford are the way to go.  Willett is small and the visitor center is a really old house and it just has a feel of a small time family business, I really like it.  Buffalo Trace, to me, is like going back in time.  You get the sense they are doing the same thing there now they were doing 70 years ago.  To me it's the most industrial feeling one, but seeing all the old brick rick houses is cool.  Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill  (and I assume beam) are just massive and have first class visitor centers.  They all offer a pretty cool experience.  As for the regular tour, meh, most are kind of the same.  They tell you about the definition of bourbon, show you the fermentation tanks, show you the still and tell a lot of the same stories.  Each place does have a lot of unique characteristics though. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

My understanding is 250 bottles or so will come off the barrel.  I'm pretty sure that means they'll be 750ml.  I have no idea what they'll charge for it,but my guess would be 75-90 bucks per bottle.  I'm not on the business side of things, I'm just a customer they brought along to help select the barrel. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

The chain of stores is in NKY, it's called Good Spirits Wine and Tobacco.  I know 2 stores will be getting the bulk of the bottles.  One is in Elsmere, KY.  9 weeks before it's actually bottled so my guess is we'll be seeing it on the shelf late April/Early May. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

It was pretty awesome.  I guess our little group was pretty likable.  The sales rep from the distributor said he's taken a few groups down for this and we got a lot of access on the tour that no one else was given.  So that was pretty cool. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

So, I'm expecting that may actually go down next year.  Get this.  Maker's 46 can only be made during the winter.  In the summer the french oak staves would put off too many tannins.  So literally in like 2 weeks they'll shut down the private selection program for the year.  Actually they'll shut down production of Maker's 46 completely.  Well Maker's 46 has become so popular, to combat that, Maker's Mark has blown a damn hole in the side of a big hill there, and are building a cave that will be much easier to climate control than a warehouse so they can actually age Maker's 46 year round.  Let me repeat myself, THEY BLEW A HOLE IN THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN TO MAKE A CAVE FOR AGING WHISKY!!!!!!!  I was floored when they told us that.  

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Even the basic tours/tastings are very good though.  If you want to try a really good selection of whisky go to Heaven Hill and do the Connesseur Tour.  It's 20 bucks per person but you get a taste of 3 really premium whiskeys and I think Larceny.  You get the William Heavenhill, Elijah Craig 22 year, and Private Stock which is finished in congac barrels.  They would put your group in a private room and you'd have someone leading the tasting.  It's a pretty cool experience. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

If you live in NKY or Cincinnati area I can tell you exactly where to pick a bottle up in about 9 weeks lol. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

The worst part is that I have to wait 9 weeks!!!!!  It really was a neat day.  They rolled out the red carpet for us.  The liquor store I go to is owned by 4 brothers from India.  2 of them hosted us, and the rep from the distributor rented a 15 person van.  So all together 8 of us customers got to go, 2 of the owners (who don't drink) and the rep who drove us down.  We got little books that had pages for tasting notes, but the first 20 pages or so were all about Oak.  From how the trees are grown to the biology of an oak tree to how they cook the staves.  We also got a wooden makers mark pen, and of course the name tags I mentioned above.  I even got to take a sip from the Maker's Mark Yeast jar.  Great day.  

Plus, Maker's 46 Cask Strength is pretty damn good.  Can't wait to try our expression!.  They said our barrel will yield 250 barrels. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Honestly, I think the game day experience in Oklahoma seems a lot more exciting than Michigan.  I went to The Game in 2013 and was really surprised at how bad the Big House was.  Student section didn't show up til midway through the first quarter, not a lot of noise, just not a lot of excitment.  TBDBITL did a block M better than the Michigan band which was comical.  I'm being serious when I say this, if you didn't know Michigan was a blue blood program and just showed up at one of their games, you really wouldn't know it was supposed to be "special" to watch a game there.  Kinnick Stadium in Iowa was a much better game day experience.