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Josh
03-16-2009, 10:58
According to their website Four Roses Yellow label is now being offered in 1.75 l bottles. I'm heading down to KY this weekend to do some shopping to get, among other things, family sized bottles of some of my favorites. How common is this size of 4R? And how much are they going for?

kickert
03-16-2009, 14:36
According to their website Four Roses Yellow label is now being offered in 1.75 l bottles. I'm heading down to KY this weekend to do some shopping to get, among other things, family sized bottles of some of my favorites. How common is this size of 4R? And how much are they going for?

I have never seen one.

OscarV
03-16-2009, 14:44
Just a guess from what I have paid for 750ml bottles of 4RYL in the past,
I'd say less than 30 bucks American,
probably closer to 28 bucks,
um yes,
that would be American also.

craigthom
03-21-2009, 09:09
I haven't seen one, either, but I haven't been in a liquor store in several weeks.

I know, I know, but it's not as if I am in danger of running out of bourbon.

sysrick
03-29-2009, 13:38
Found them at the Liquor Barn in Lexington (Harrodsburg) -- they were 35.xx today (before the tax increase on 4/1). They just got them in a few days ago.

DeanSheen
03-29-2009, 16:08
This is for the yellow label I presume?

cowdery
03-29-2009, 16:36
Glad we have a sighting, when do we get a picture? This is momentous for our community. We need documentation.

Thing is, if you had told me even four years ago that by 2009, Four Roses would be a jug bourbon, I wouldn't have believed you. This shows that you can build an American whiskey brand from virtually nothing into a brand that people will buy by the jug without the expertise and muscle of a major spirits company behind you.

Not to underrate Kirin, which is a big company, but it's not a big player in the United States distilled spirits category.

callmeox
03-29-2009, 17:15
This is for the yellow label I presume?

Correct.

(padhandlepadhandlepadhandlepad)

sysrick
04-11-2009, 17:29
Sorry got a bit behind it keeping up with threads (did not slow down my consumption--don't think there is any correlation).

8696

cowdery
04-14-2009, 13:00
Thank you. It's a beautiful thing.

stoopsie
04-23-2009, 15:24
Well, it is not necessarily a handle but it is 5 liters. And pretty heavy.

Howie

spun_cookie
04-23-2009, 16:39
Well, it is not necessarily a handle but it is 5 liters. And pretty heavy.

Howie

I heard it was unlawful to have anything larger than 2 liters in the US... we will have to drink that quick :D

Very nice bottle Howie. That ranks up there with the coolest bottles I have ever seen.

Drunkonjack
04-23-2009, 17:29
I want one ! :bowdown:

OscarV
04-23-2009, 18:46
Yow-suh! That be one big bottle!
Congrats.

independant
04-23-2009, 20:21
Come on stoopsie what did you name it.

barturtle
04-23-2009, 21:00
I heard it was unlawful to have anything larger than 2 liters in the US...


The approved package sizes are listed in the rules for spirits, 1.75 L is the largest.

5.47a Metric standards of fill (distilled spirits bottled after December 31,
1979).
(a) Authorized standards of fill.
The standards of fill for distilled spirits are the following:
(1) For containers other than cans described in paragraph (a)(2), of this section--
1.75 liters
1.00 liter
750 milliliters
500 milliliters (Authorized for bottling until June 30, 1989)
375 milliliters
200 milliliters
100 milliliters
50 milliliters
(2) For metal containers which have the general shape and design of a can,
which have a closure which is an integral part of the container, and which cannot
be readily reclosed after opening--
355 milliliters
200 milliliters
100 milliliters
50 milliliters

callmeox
04-27-2009, 09:45
I grabbed a FR 1.75 at Party Source on the way home yesterday. It will be my summer whiskey sour bottle. We'll see if I can kill it.

I've seen the large bottles many times in the past behind the bar at a number of establishments, though never for sale. My guess is that the distilleries make them as promo items and they end up in the hands of consumers.

In fact, a friend has a 5L Bulleit bottle behind the bar in his basement. It's comically large.

Martian
06-22-2009, 12:23
Four Roses yellow label 80 proof handles have appeared in Dallas. 750 ml. bottles are also available. I couldn't resist buying a smaller bottle as I had never tried Four Roses. It is a very nice and tasty 80 proofer, but over priced.
Old Taylor is a much better buy.

Josh
06-22-2009, 12:34
Four Roses yellow label 80 proof handles have appeared in Dallas. 750 ml. bottles are also available. I couldn't resist buying a smaller bottle as I had never tried Four Roses. It is a very nice and tasty 80 proofer, but over priced.
Old Taylor is a much better buy.

The current Old Taylor?

Martian
06-27-2009, 10:43
Yes, the current 6 yr. Old Taylor. The FR handle is $35, and the OT is $21 here in Dallas. OT is my favorite 80 proof bourbon.

OscarV
06-27-2009, 16:20
Four Roses yellow label 80 proof handles have appeared in Dallas. 750 ml. bottles are also available. I couldn't resist buying a smaller bottle as I had never tried Four Roses. It is a very nice and tasty 80 proofer, but over priced.
Old Taylor is a much better buy.


The current Old Taylor?


Yeah, like Josh said, the current Old Taylor?

I don't think so.
4R Yellow Label beats the current OT by several if not multiple horse lengths.

IMHO of course.:cool:

cowdery
06-28-2009, 17:41
Just the presence of Old Taylor handles is interesting. Are they available everywhere? How many facings? Handles only or do they have OT in the 750 ml too?

CygnusX-1
06-29-2009, 14:06
Just the presence of Old Taylor handles is interesting. Are they available everywhere? How many facings? Handles only or do they have OT in the 750 ml too?

We had the handles at the ABC by my house for a while but they stoped stocking them about 2 months ago, havent see it in any other size.

cowdery
06-29-2009, 15:27
OT does not seem to be a very big brand in the markets I shop regularly, which are Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. I'm wondering where it is popular. Virginia, perhaps? Texas? Those are both good bourbon markets.

OscarV
06-29-2009, 15:37
OT always available here in MI, but then again so is the brown vodka from Canada.

gblick
06-30-2009, 06:14
There's tons of OT here in Houston.

funknik
06-30-2009, 06:58
I saw OT for the first time this weekend at a liquor store in CT -- IIRC, there were both 750s and 1.75s.

Martian
07-01-2009, 12:07
I've seen handles and 750 ml. bottles here in Dallas.