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OK, I'm in. I'm in Virginia, so I'll just pick it up. Email me your address. Big Grin


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Was in a nice restaurant saturday evening having a pre-dinner woodford and noticed a few bottle of pappy. I said to the bartender "I see you have the Pappy 15 back there" and smiled. He smiled back and said "Sixty six." I said, "tell me that's at least for a double..."



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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And, another.

Not technically Bourbon, but still....



Thy also had Breaker and Bibb and Tucker, but I passed on those.... for now.




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I bought a bottle of 1792 Small Batch. I'm confused as to what this bourbon really is. I've heard of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve but I'd never seen this and now on 1792's website there is no trace of Ridgemont Reserve.

Anyways, it's an 8 year blend, heavy on the rye. These bottles were supposedly hand selected by the guy from my local shop. It was only $24 I think.

They had a bottle of Cask Strength Makers behind the counter when I asked about it. They seemed reluctant to sell it and it was $70 so I passed as I had a few other things already. Will check again next time I'm in there.



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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that's pretty high for the Makers Barrel Strength, I pay around $40/350ml in CO.
 
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I bought a bottle of 1792 Small Batch. I'm confused as to what this bourbon really is. I've heard of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve but I'd never seen this and now on 1792's website there is no trace of Ridgemont Reserve.

Anyways, it's an 8 year blend, heavy on the rye. These bottles were supposedly hand selected by the guy from my local shop. It was only $24 I think.

They had a bottle of Cask Strength Makers behind the counter when I asked about it. They seemed reluctant to sell it and it was $70 so I passed as I had a few other things already. Will check again next time I'm in there.


They repackaged the 1792 Ridgemont a bit. They went to a slicker more modern look, which is against the grain for most current bourbon marketing, but I suspect they are trying to stand out a bit more at a crowded price point, and it doesn't change the fact the 1792 is really quite nice, IMO.

When bottles are hand selected, that usually means selected and purchased a single barrel, as I understand it. So, your bottle of 1792 is probably a single barrel, not a small batch like standard production. I picked up a bottle of hand selected Buffalo Trace like that, and much better than the standard off the shelf BT. They bought the entire barrel, and had it bottled for them. Some stores cooperate and buy a barrel to split between them. 46and2 will correct me if I am wrong on this.




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1792 one of my top picks!! Ya its the ridgemont reserve. Just repackaged.



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right, "Hand Selected" usually just means the retailer bought an entire Barrel, and someone (usually at the Distillery) picked which Barrel. years ago I participated in a Barrel buy of Elmer T Lee and some from our group actually went to Buffalo Trace and taste tested a few Barrels before picking it themselves - but that's the exception I believe.
 
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The store I frequent the owner is a big Bourban drinker he has gone to the distiller and selected barrels for a store purchase. The Four Roses he selected was very good.

I am working through the open bottles I had from this past winter / spring. I often have 5-7 bottles open. I just finished up my Elijah Craig BP (glad I have another to open in the fall). I have a few others to finish up then I can open up those I have bought but havent yet opened.

Waiting on deck ETL, Orphan Barrel Forged Oak, ECBP, Stagg Jr, and a few other favorites.


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The store I frequent the owner is a big Bourban drinker he has gone to the distiller and selected barrels for a store purchase. The Four Roses he selected was very good.

I am working through the open bottles I had from this past winter / spring. I often have 5-7 bottles open. I just finished up my Elijah Craig BP (glad I have another to open in the fall). I have a few others to finish up then I can open up those I have bought but havent yet opened.

Waiting on deck ETL, Orphan Barrel Forged Oak, ECBP, Stagg Jr, and a few other favorites.


Hey Gator, be sure to let us know what you think of the Forged Oak. I snagged a bottle of Barterhouse a few weeks ago which I enjoy, but missed out on the Lost Prophet.

If that's the 4th release of Stagg Jr., you're in for a real flavor bomb, just beware of the alcohol up front. It will melt you esophagus if you don't take it slow. 4th release was 132.1 proof, 3rd release was 132.2 and very good as well as I hear it. One of my favorites so far.




"We have a system that increasingly taxes work, and increasingly subsidizes non-work" - Milton Friedman
 
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I cracked open the Forged Oak. My first impression is it is very good. It smells of Carmel, w/ hint of oak.

My first glass is neat it really doesn't need any water. Very thick syrupy mouth feel similar to a barrel proof. Very little heat for a 90 proof.

Tastes of Carmel (those light tan chewy kind), a little rye spice with oak on the finish.

Smooth as a freshly washed hippie.



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And, another.

Not technically Bourbon, but still....



Thy also had Breaker and Bibb and Tucker, but I passed on those.... for now.


found a bottle of this at the ABC store on Main, near Meadow,

good stuff, liking it



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Can't find any Elmer T in my vicinity. Will be headed up to Lex in a few weeks and hope to score a few bottles in the visit. Till then, it's Noah's Mills for me...


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Just replenished my 4 roses single barrel Smile



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Just replenished my 4 roses single barrel Smile


Yep good stuff but I can't drink the 100 proof stuff like this on a regular basis. Too harsh on my throat the next day. 90 proof on a daily basis is ok for me.


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Just replenished my 4 roses single barrel Smile

Yep good stuff but I can't drink the 100 proof stuff like this on a regular basis. Too harsh on my throat the next day. 90 proof on a daily basis is ok for me.

add a little water, and like magic: 90proof.

Smile
 
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Just replenished my 4 roses single barrel Smile

Yep good stuff but I can't drink the 100 proof stuff like this on a regular basis. Too harsh on my throat the next day. 90 proof on a daily basis is ok for me.



add a little water, and like magic: 90proof.

Smile


If I add enough water for it to be easier on my throat Poof! much of the charms of the FRSB is gone for me. I thought it would hold up to a bit more water than usual for me but it doesn't. And so it's a once or twice a week treat for me appreciated the way it should be. The rest of the week 90 proof bourbon drunk neat or don't fall a part with a little water (BT, Bulleit, EC12, MM)

Maybe it's about time I try the FR Small Batch.


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They keep saying they just want "sensible gun laws" but they hold up countries where they are banned and confiscated as their ideal.
Antis thinks guns are only good for killing people. I think guns are good for self defense. So I'm the one with the "problem"?
The Bill of Rights affirms the Rights of the Individual Not the State. Anyone tells me different is a liar.

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”― Christopher Hitchens
 
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Small batch is good. Im a fan.

Hell even the yellow label i can drink on da rocks.



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I only even buy the Single Barrel when it's both Barrel Proof and a mash I like.

otherwise, when regular Four Roses Single Barrel is all that's available - I prefer the Small Batch. It's a lighter expression, to me, with more in common with the Yellow (which I like) than the Single Barrel. very easy to drink, to me.

most of the time, though - the Barrel Strength Single Barrel is what I prefer.

I've never had a Four Roses expression I didn't like.
 
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I just had some FRSB again last night. Every time I'm impressed. I hope Jim Rutledge's retirement won't mean a change in quality.

Something I did and which was recommended to me. Take a sip of ice water before and halfway through your dram. Cleans out your palate allowing more flavor and subtleties to go through.


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They keep saying they just want "sensible gun laws" but they hold up countries where they are banned and confiscated as their ideal.
Antis thinks guns are only good for killing people. I think guns are good for self defense. So I'm the one with the "problem"?
The Bill of Rights affirms the Rights of the Individual Not the State. Anyone tells me different is a liar.

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”― Christopher Hitchens
 
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