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abills
07-19-2006, 21:28
How much should I pay for a bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel?

I've been looking in stores for a bottle fthe past few years, now I have finally found someone that is selling a bottle.

wadewood
07-19-2006, 21:33
The current FRSB version goes for about $32, but it is sold in KY only. Is this someone an ebay seller or someone else that is buying it in KY and reselling it?

abills
07-19-2006, 21:47
Thanks for your reply. It is indeed an e-bay seller (which makes me anxious). As a general rule, Iím guessing, its not advisable to buy sprits on e-bay. But I donít think I will be in KY anytime soon and I am DESPERATE to try Four Roses. The e-bay seller wants about $57 for it (including shipping). Any ideas on how I might get my hands on a bottle at fair market value?

Sijan
07-19-2006, 22:34
I got one recently when a friend visited from KY, so if you have any friends from KY, or who will be visiting KY...

Perhaps you can suggest a trade with someone from this board that lives in KY if you have anything unique or can get anything unique in your area.

Edward_call_me_Ed
07-19-2006, 23:23
Is the bottle you are looking at 100 proof or 86 proof? I think the 86 proof is the Kentucky release. I saw one of those for 3,800 yen today, didn't get it though. I think the 100 proof is for the overseas market and the price you quote is about right for that release. It is a little higher than I have seen here, but not outrageously so.
Ed

robbyvirus
07-19-2006, 23:26
Hi abills, I live in SF and can probably get you a bottle of Four Roses. Send me a PM.

Robby

BourbonJoe
07-20-2006, 05:17
Is the bottle you are looking at 100 proof or 86 proof? I think the 86 proof is the Kentucky release. I saw one of those for 3,800 yen today, didn't get it though. I think the 100 proof is for the overseas market and the price you quote is about right for that release. It is a little higher than I have seen here, but not outrageously so.
Ed

I think you got that backwards Ed. The 100 proof is the Kentucky release and the 86 proof is the Japan release.
Joe :usflag:

Edward_call_me_Ed
07-20-2006, 06:55
I think you got that backwards Ed. The 100 proof is the Kentucky release and the 86 proof is the Japan release.
Joe :usflag:

Really? I had never seen the 86 before but had seen the 100 proof lots of times. Doesn't mean you aren't right.
Ed

MikeK
07-20-2006, 10:46
KY release is definitely 100 proof. I picked up a couple at the Sampler.

Sijan
07-20-2006, 11:44
Agreed - the bottle my friend got me at the Liquor Barn in Lexington, KY is 100 proof.

abills
07-20-2006, 17:05
what a great group of folks! Within 24 hours of my question, three people have offered to help in various ways. Now if only the people i work with were so helpful. I think maybe, bourbon lovers are just kinder, more helpful people in general.

cowdery
07-20-2006, 19:02
The Kentucky release is 100 proof. The 100 proof available in Japan may be a different version altogether, as I know when the FRSB was first released in Kentucky I was told it was different from the export version. As you may know, Four Roses makes ten different bourbons and yellow label is a combination of all of them. A single barrel, obviously, can be only one. The U.S. single barrel is a different one from the export single barrel.

BourbonJoe
07-21-2006, 07:56
The U.S. single barrel is a different one from the export single barrel.

So who gets the honey barrels, us or them?
Joe :usflag:

jspero
07-24-2006, 10:36
Really? I had never seen the 86 before but had seen the 100 proof lots of times. Doesn't mean you aren't right.
Ed

I picked up the 86 proof in Tokyo. I didn't see the 100 proof version, but I only went to a few stores. The 86 proof was about 3800 yen for 700ml. The other versions (Super Premium, etc.) were all at LOT more.

Jay

plholland16
09-10-2006, 21:02
Not sure, but $57 sounds high. Have you ever contacted the Four Roses Distillery directly and asked them?