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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 13, 2012 - 12:24pm

I need a new stalker.  I think you'll make a great one! 

Berating?  Other than calling our guest a sissy for drinking Coke Zero, I think I was highly polite. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 13, 2012 - 8:02pm

Any whiskey is good whiskey, but bourbon is too much like drinking a bottle of perfume for me. Scotch and Irish for me, especially an older Bushmills, Tullamore Dew, Glenfiddich, Macallan, or any good Islay whiskey.

Mike, your opinion is wrong. As much as I hate to say it Jessica is right.

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 13, 2012 - 8:10pm

Heathens. Keep your rotgut.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 14, 2012 - 7:51pm

You can agree with us or be wrong. Your call.

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 14, 2012 - 10:55pm

It's okay, I understand your legal obligation to like bourbon since you both reside in Kentucky. I assume to even imply you might enjoy something else would result in your immediate arrest and re-education just based on sheer volume.

I don't know. Maybe I can give you Wild Turkey.

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ivycwp from New England is reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett July 14, 2012 - 11:48pm

Hi Alan, and hi all. I am also new to this site.  But reading all of these responses really renews my hope that I am in for a really rough, no holds barred, literary ass-whipping.

I am a big proponent of cut-the-crap writing.  I don't want to look like an idiot when I try to publish something. So submitting a piece here to be chewed up and spit back at me with vehemence seems the only logical course of action.

I actually put a lot of effort into critiquing a piece. I give the same attention to detail that I would want for my own writing. I'm looking forward to preparing some submissions.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 15, 2012 - 3:31am

Mike you don't understand. We don't like bourbon because we live in Kentucky, we live in Kentucky because we like bourbon.

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 15, 2012 - 10:38am

@Dwayne - That's dedication. Regardless of taste, my hat is off to you, sir.

@joyous - Welcome aboard! I hope it turns out to be the place for you. It has for me, thus far.

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Alan Jones from Redmond, WA is reading Stein on Writing by Sol Stein again July 15, 2012 - 2:30pm

Hi Joyous,

Welcome to you as well.

I've been trying to think of a Bourbon that I like, but I think Evan Willams' higher end ones are the only I found good. I can name a couple of great rums, Ron Zacapa 23 and Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva (both incredibly sweet, but also smooth and flavorful - before these I thought rum was only for frat boys). A tonne of great Scotches, Talisker, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Ardbeg, Laphroiag, and others that aren't at the tip of my tongue, though are ofter swished around my mouth. So, while I can't say there are no good bourbons, I've got to admit it's harder to find appealing ones than it is for whiskeys.

Cheers,

Alan.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 15, 2012 - 4:31pm

Not sure how you could dislike them as a group, but I'm big fan of Pine Knob. For the cheaper stuff Beam is okay, but I feel like they sold out what with having a plant in Ohio and all.