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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #240 on: April 29, 2014, 05:44:31 AM »


Way to begin the night in Kentucky.

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« Reply #241 on: April 29, 2014, 06:58:56 AM »
Wow. I hope there was a beer-back for that whiskey!

Got a bottle of the Four Roses straight bourbon. Might sample tonight. I will have to work my way up to the single barrel or small batch.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #242 on: April 29, 2014, 07:04:09 AM »
Wow. I hope there was a beer-back for that whiskey!

Got a bottle of the Four Roses straight bourbon. Might sample tonight. I will have to work my way up to the single barrel or small batch.

I agree.  That looks like a quick end to the night for me.

I am not a fan of the Four Roses yellow label bourbon.  Bought it once.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #243 on: April 29, 2014, 08:47:32 AM »
Wow. I hope there was a beer-back for that whiskey!

Got a bottle of the Four Roses straight bourbon. Might sample tonight. I will have to work my way up to the single barrel or small batch.

I agree.  That looks like a quick end to the night for me.

I am not a fan of the Four Roses yellow label bourbon.  Bought it once.
I like the yellow label pretty well for the price but both the small batch and single barrel Four Roses are fantastic IMO.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #244 on: April 29, 2014, 09:20:16 AM »
Wow. I hope there was a beer-back for that whiskey!

Got a bottle of the Four Roses straight bourbon. Might sample tonight. I will have to work my way up to the single barrel or small batch.

No beer with these.  The key is to sip.  It took me a couple of hours or so to get through these.  Had a couple of beers at the bar next door and finished the night with these.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #245 on: April 29, 2014, 09:35:45 AM »
The key is to sip.  It took me a couple of hours or so to get through these.  Had a couple of beers at the bar next door and finished the night with these.

OK.  If you're sipping, I could keep up with you.  I sure couldn't bang those down and keep on keeping on.

I like to do side-by-sides like that.  Good call.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #246 on: April 29, 2014, 09:41:31 AM »
Sippin' is key.  ;)

On the advisement of redbeerman, I decided to purchase Four Roses single barrel at 11yrs. 1mo. from ME warehouse at our local liquor store. It was a little pricey at $54.99, but well worth the money IMHO.  I poured about 3 oz. over 3 cubes of ice and let it aerate for about 5 minutes. This bourbon is subtly sweet with some maple syrup and molasses in the nose and the flavor. The typical vanilla/corn sweetness/oak combo was present. Very smooth and full bodied. Some caramel as well. It comes highly recommended. The sweetest of bourbons that I've ever tasted.  :)

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #247 on: April 29, 2014, 09:49:51 AM »
We get Four Roses Single Barrel cask strength selections at the local Binny's.  They're each different, but the ones I've had are pretty tasty even at 65% ABV.  I'm not sure they're worth the premium over the standard single barrel, but now and then what the heck.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #248 on: April 30, 2014, 04:45:49 AM »
Four Roses Single Barrel in NC is $40 and often drops to $35 on sale. If it is $55 I'd have to pass.

To me the Four Roses Small Batch is boring, good, but boring.

blues - how much is Blanton's? In NC we can occasionally get it on sale for $50.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #249 on: April 30, 2014, 09:17:14 AM »
Four Roses Single Barrel in NC is $40 and often drops to $35 on sale. If it is $55 I'd have to pass.

To me the Four Roses Small Batch is boring, good, but boring.

blues - how much is Blanton's? In NC we can occasionally get it on sale for $50.

Around $50 in DE and MD.  I like it, very smooth, easy drinker.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #250 on: April 30, 2014, 09:36:38 AM »
Four Roses Single Barrel in NC is $40 and often drops to $35 on sale. If it is $55 I'd have to pass.

To me the Four Roses Small Batch is boring, good, but boring.

blues - how much is Blanton's? In NC we can occasionally get it on sale for $50.

Around $50 in DE and MD.  I like it, very smooth, easy drinker.

+1

I think Blanton's is good, but it didn't strike me the way Four Roses did. I think a side by side is in order here.  :)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #251 on: April 30, 2014, 12:55:04 PM »
Four Roses Single Barrel in NC is $40 and often drops to $35 on sale. If it is $55 I'd have to pass.

To me the Four Roses Small Batch is boring, good, but boring.

blues - how much is Blanton's? In NC we can occasionally get it on sale for $50.

Around $50 in DE and MD.  I like it, very smooth, easy drinker.

+1

I think Blanton's is good, but it didn't strike me the way Four Roses did. I think a side by side is in order here.  :)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #252 on: April 30, 2014, 02:52:30 PM »
To me Four Roses Single Barrel is just a touch sweeter. I cannot say I like one over the other, but with a $15 price difference I'd probably fall back to Four Roses much of the time.

I had the price wrong on the Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch, it turns out it was $42. I almost bought another bottle of it today, but held off for the time being till I drink down the stash. ;)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #253 on: May 05, 2014, 05:54:02 PM »
Don't care for the Angel's Envy, too much nail polish.

George T Stagg is magnificent.

Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel is crazy beautiful. OTOH Colonel EH Taylor Rye is nothing I would ever purchase.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #254 on: May 06, 2014, 06:20:35 AM »
Don't care for the Angel's Envy, too much nail polish.

George T Stagg is magnificent.

Colonel EH Taylor Single Barrel is crazy beautiful. OTOH Colonel EH Taylor Rye is nothing I would ever purchase.
Stagg and Taylor are both produced by Buffalo Trace.  As is Blanton's and Eagle Rare - currently one of my faves.  I think Buffalo Trace produces many fine products.  The Van Winkle series are pretty good as well.
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