View Full Version : Praise be to Mr Rutledge!

01-19-2013, 19:39
Wow! Just opened my bottle of 4R Mariage '08, and man have mercy! Talk about floral! Beautiful bouqet on the nose and the palate. Just wonderful. I swear as it sits in the glass the aroma and taste just gets better. I have always considered the bottle of Pappy23yo I once had years back was the best bourbon I've ever had, and still do, but this, this, is now the 2nd! I sprang for this because of all the peer pressure on here (at least that's what I told the wife), but secretly I thank you guys. What a find and what a buy!

Cheers to all! A toast!

01-19-2013, 19:46
The man just may know a thing or two about bourbon.

01-19-2013, 19:49
I really do feel bad drinking all of this alone.....

01-19-2013, 21:57
I can be where you are in about 3 hours. Is there gonna be any left?

01-19-2013, 22:16
3 hours? Dude, I slammed the whole bottle in one shot! It was gooooooood.

Well okay, I had 1 neat of that as well as an Angel's Envy. A nice shot of Maker's. A Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. And 2 moonshine cherries for kicks. An Oliva cigar, and God knows what next....... Oh, and a Lime-a-rita. It's a party!

01-20-2013, 11:12
i recently got my mellow moments membership. opening it, i felt like i was reenacting that scene from a Christmas story with the little orphan annie decoder ring. except this time the message was not "be sure to drink your ovaltine" but "be sure to drink your bourbon." i will Mr. Rutledge, i will

01-20-2013, 11:29
Hear hear on these good sentiments of Mr Rutledge!!
There have been many a time I felt that Mr Rutledge was a God after drinking his many whiskey variations and there were times when I thought the whiskey was so good he must be the Devil instead.

Tennessee Dave
01-20-2013, 16:28
4 Roses is rapidly beginning to be my favorite bourbon.

01-20-2013, 17:00
I greatly enjoy the diversity of the product line,which one of the ten recipes do I want to drink today or different expressions for that matter.I was not the biggest FR fan a few years ago,but it has grown to be one of my top choices currently.I look forward to the variations of the LE's each and every year and if the '12 SmB is any clue to what we have to look forward to for the LE's in '13 then we are in for one hell of a treat!

jeffrey r
01-20-2013, 18:37
4 Roses is rapidly beginning to be my favorite bourbon.

Gotta say, I may be coming around to this conclusion as well. Yellow and Small Batch have their place, but the Single Barrel (basic and special selections), and the Limited Editions, are just fantastic. My first Single Barrel was a bit disappointing, but finding a delicious batch on my next try turned me around quickly. I've been reaching for my 2011 LE Small Batch frequently.

It's also been fun introducing FR to a bunch of my friends that are not familiar with FR. Doesn't take long to win them over.

Major kudos to Mr. Rutledge!

01-21-2013, 08:53
I'm going to be one sad guy when my bottle of '09 Mariage is gone. The nose alone on that one is enough to occupy me for an evening! JR is definitely doing some amazing work over there and deserves all of the industry praise he has received lately.

01-21-2013, 13:35
It's a transcendent beverage. It is right to give Jim thanks and praise.

Restaurant man
01-24-2013, 20:58
Just wanted 1 short pour tonight. Thought I'd go with an everyday type bourbon. Standard 4RSmB and damn! This stuff is really delish. Kinda reminds me of a creamier Barton BIB

01-25-2013, 20:07
Still lovin' me some of the '08 Mariage!! Mmm mmm, that stuff is soooo good. I try to leave it alone so I don't run out, but it ain't easy! So I'll pour some of the 4RSB and look at the bottle. A thing of beauty! By the way, absolutely nothing wrong with the SB, either.

01-26-2013, 07:30
Just a heads up for fans of Mr. Rutledge and 4 Roses who live near North Florida.

Mr Rutledge will be in Tallahassee March 8th and 9th for a dinner pairing and a BBQ. Seating for the dinner pairing is full but he will be at a reception after dinner at a very well stocked bar next door.

The BBQ on saturday will be from 11am till late evening and will provide a lot of time to share, taste and learn.

If any SBers are interested in attending PM me and I'll give you all the details.

He is being hosted by The Tallahassee Whiskey Society and a local kick ass liquor store, Market Square Liquors.

01-28-2013, 21:34
I've been reaching for my 2011 LE Small Batch frequently.

I have no idea what to do with my bottle. Some guy named Jim wrote all over mine :grin: and I don't know whether to drink it or put it on display.

Sadly I didn't get a chance to meet him (missed his visit by one day) but he was nice enough to sign all the Four Roses bottles on the shelf.

01-28-2013, 21:46
the best of the best. my wife gave me a bottle for our anniversary in 08. the stuff has a special place in my heart.