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TBDBITL0509 12th Warrior

Denver (via Cleveland, but Cbus will always be home.)

Member since 26 July 2011 | Blog

OSU grad, TBDBITL alumna, displaced Ohioan living in Denver.


  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Dec 2015

I have the 12 yr bourbon (not Rye bourbon, though they were selling that, too), but I get your point. Like I said, not a comprehensive list (you wouldn't be able to read it if it was), but it's a good grounding in how many bourbons are related. 

Comment 22 Dec 2015

I've tried PVW 15, 20, and 23 just to say I've done it, and they're great. Not life changing or worth the price, IMO. If you like Scotch flavors too, the older ones might be a better fit for your palate. That's not my bag, so I thought the 15 yr was my sweet spot. The Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 yr is nice, too.

I can get things I like just as much or more for a fraction of the price, so I don't go out of the way to find PVW any more.

Comment 22 Dec 2015

EXACTLY. I did the Bourbon Trail in September, bought a bunch of stuff, and only came away with one thing above $100 (Willett 12 Year Single Barrel Bourbon). It's also worth it - it's the smoothest, most delicious bourbon I have on my bar. It's a special occasion bourbon, and everything else I keep is under $60.

To the point about experimenting with types of bourbon to find your best fit, I love this "Bourbon Family Tree" published a few years ago. It's a good reminder that most bourbons are related and it's a decent high level guide to finding new things one might like.

Comment 22 Oct 2015

Well, someone broke into my house today. I've been here less than a month. It's not the stuff missing that I fear (though it's hard to replace most of it). It's the fact that they picked up a knife of ours and carried it throughout the house - just in case. 

Society, man. 

Comment 28 Aug 2015

Not sure about the trademark, but he definitely knows about it. I met him at Buckeye Corner before the VT game last year. He was promoting these shirts to raise money for a charity. 

Comment 28 Aug 2015

It's a damn good shirt. I wear this in Boulder and Denver and people stop me for photos like I'm famous. 

My favorite is still the Homage 'Script Ohio' for obvious reasons. 

Comment 27 Aug 2015

I'm just reading one of these features for the first time, so forgive me if this has been covered Matt, but why aren't there points awarded for the Lombardi/Bednarik/Ray Guy type awards but there are points for the Heisman?

Also, that's not the only wood Hawk has laid on a Quinn.

Comment 26 Aug 2015

I think the whole board has been calling for this for a long time now!

Congrats, boys!

Comment 23 Aug 2015

VT plans are hectic: I close on my new house 8/31, head to Chicago for work 9/3, stay the weekend in Chicago for a good friend's wedding, then get back to Denver the night of 9/6. Work on the house all day 9/7 before showering and heading to a Buckeye alumni bar because watching big games with Buckeyes is the only way to do it. 

We're hosting a housewarming/birthday party centered around the Penn State game. 

Comment 19 Aug 2015

One thing that's not widely advertised: one needs to take this every day, making the monthly cost $400 for one extra satisfying occasion. Plus, it works to actually change brain chemistry (vs the temporary impact of Cialis or Viagra). As my wife said, "No thanks."

Comment 12 Aug 2015

I tried to buy online just after 10 AM ET but was relegated to "waiting in line" while others checked out by 10:03. The window stayed open for a little over an hour before I got the "sorry, sold out" notification.

I never thought I could be so frustrated by a pair of shoes.