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aoneal10
08-22-2012, 13:53
Ran across a bottle last night and decided I better take advantage while i could. Looking forward to breaking into it. Any comments on this stuff?

Alex

OscarV
08-22-2012, 15:58
All I can say about it is that it is good but I don't remember the exact taste.
I do however remember that the tasting notes on the side of the bottle by Mr Rutledge are always on the money.
I only have 2 of these babies left, I wish I could get some more.

Josh
08-22-2012, 16:19
I didn't care for it. I thought it was one dimensional and overly woody. But YMMV!

OscarV
08-22-2012, 16:44
I didn't care for it. I thought it was one dimensional and overly woody. But YMMV!


Like I said I don't remember the taste but it must not be a fave because I only have 2 and I have a half dozen or more of the others.

hectic1
08-22-2012, 18:13
Like I said I don't remember the taste but it must not be a fave because I only have 2 and I have a half dozen or more of the others. Are you doing the Michael Jackson on recommending that bottle Oscar? I'm just as big of a FR fan as you but not all the LE bottles that they've produced are must gets IMO.

OscarV
08-22-2012, 18:16
Are you doing the Michael Jackson on recommending that bottle Oscar? I'm just as big of a FR fan as you but not all the LE bottles that they've produced are must gets IMO.


Michael Jackson recommendation?
No.
Tito Jackson maybe.
As far as "must gets" go, for me they are and I only speak for myself.

Josh
08-22-2012, 19:00
Free Marlon!

Anyway, I would say they are all must-gets except for the 100th anni.

White Dog
08-22-2012, 20:47
It was not my favorite LE offering, and yes, a bit too woody on the finish, but you've bought it, so now try it. Josh is a better man for having had it and understanding it in the context of his palate. You will be too, once you try it, Alex.

Vosgar
08-22-2012, 21:13
I've only had 1 bottle of this, thought it was very good and would buy another in a heartbeat. Open it up and give us your thoughts Alex. Hopefully you'll like it since it doesn't really matter what any of us think. :drink:

Gary

aoneal10
08-23-2012, 08:18
I'll be sure to let everybody know. I did read the Rudledge notes on the side and has me intrigued. Four Roses can certainly offer a different take on bourbon, which makes it fun...

Josh
08-23-2012, 09:33
It was not my favorite LE offering, and yes, a bit too woody on the finish, but you've bought it, so now try it. Josh is a better man for having had it and understanding it in the context of his palate. You will be too, once you try it, Alex.

I gave up trying to be a better man after I got married.

AaronWF
08-23-2012, 11:31
Anyway, I would say they are all must-gets except for the 100th anni.

Rubbish! Keep in mind these are single barrel offerings, and as such may differ quite a bit bottle to bottle. My bottle was stunning, and much less woody than the 120th I had. 17-years is about as long as Rutledge lets his bourbon age, and releases of FR that old are few and far between with most of the LEs coming in around 12 years. Going by the gift shop bottles I've had and the LE 100th, I'd say that OBSV holds up beautifully in old age.

As long as it was reasonably priced, I'd pick up any past FRLE I saw on the shelf.

Josh
08-23-2012, 11:35
Rubbish! Keep in mind these are single barrel offerings, and as such may differ quite a bit bottle to bottle. My bottle was stunning, and much less woody than the 120th I had. 17-years is about as long as Rutledge lets his bourbon age, and releases of FR that old are few and far between with most of the LEs coming in around 12 years. Going by the gift shop bottles I've had and the LE 100th, I'd say that OBSV holds up beautifully in old age.

As long as it was reasonably priced, I'd pick up any past FRLE I saw on the shelf.

I will add that I don't really think any bourbon holds up well past 15 y/o, so take my opinion with that particular grain of salt. Also, Aaron's face is rubbish. BURN.

OscarV
08-23-2012, 15:29
Free Marlon!

Anyway, I would say they are all must-gets except for the 100th anni.




It was not my favorite LE offering, and yes, a bit too woody on the finish, but you've bought it, so now try it. Josh is a better man for having had it and understanding it in the context of his palate. You will be too, once you try it, Alex.


You guys are driving me nuts on this.
I honestly can't remember what it tastes like.
But when I look at what is bunkered and there are only 2 of these then I must not have thought to much of it.
However, here's what I'm gonna do, I'll take a trip over to that eBay thang, snag another and then shout it out to ya!

Phil T
08-23-2012, 16:45
However, here's what I'm gonna do, I'll take a trip over to that eBay thang, snag another and then shout it out to ya!

The last one I saw listed went for $146, plus shipping

OscarV
08-23-2012, 17:24
The last one I saw listed went for $146, plus shipping


Hmm, well maybe not.

Bourbon Boiler
08-23-2012, 18:12
What's a typical retail price for this? Saw more is being released in a few weeks.

Ejmharris
08-23-2012, 18:27
I saw it when traveling in a couple of places for around $70.

Bourbon Boiler
08-24-2012, 16:36
Sounds Non-ridiculous for BP 17.