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bigtoys
09-01-2006, 22:34
Has anyone had the opportunity to try the Woodford Four Grain?
Supposedly very limited, but I was told today that it should be available in Chicagoland this month or next. Put my name on the list; hopefully I'll get a call.

TNbourbon
09-01-2006, 22:43
Oh, you'll find comment on last year's 4-grain issue if you use the search engine. In short, don't get too hopeful. :bigeyes:

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4307&highlight=Woodford+Four+Grain

barturtle
09-02-2006, 01:48
While speaking to Chris Morris (the man in charge of the Four Grain) He said that he really enjoyed the whiskey and that it would be a great way for people to be introduced to bourbon because it is different than anything else on the market. I agree that it is different than anything else on the market, but not in a good way. Also, how does anyone expect someone who is new to the bourbon market to justify spending that much on their first bottle? Who's gonna say I want to try bourbon for the first time, why don't I buy one of the most expensive bottles on the shelf to give it a try...I wouldn't. I'm also not sure that buying something with as unique a flavor(okay I'm being nice here) is the way to introduce someone to any category. Is pouring someone a glass of white zin gonna prepare them for a glass of cabernet? I dont think so!

I would consider it a great bottle to put on the shelf, if you have a shelf of bourbons that you never intend to drink. I you have a collection you intend to drink...well it is unique, if you like to drink things that taste like copper and feed corn this might be just what you're looking for.

However saying that I like to encourage people to try as many whiskies as they can get their hands on, however not every whiskey is worth buying a bottle to everyone. While a pour of higher end whiskies such as this are pricey, if you dont like it you save a much higher percentage of the cost of the bottle than you woulld trying a lower end whiskey...at least in most places.

Try it if you like it report back...I'm waiting to hear from a person who enjoys it.

bigtoys
09-02-2006, 10:02
Thanks for the replies.
Found the "similar topics" at the bottom after I posted.
Interesting information--copper taste and all.
Don't know if I'll get it, but I probably will if it becomes available. I'll share it with some of my bourbon loving friends and post back our impressions.

jburlowski
09-02-2006, 12:40
I tried a bottle when it first came out and found it undrinkable because of the off taste. To their credit, B&F refunded my money when I wrote to express my dissatisfaction.

Shortly, after its introduction, $G was on marked-down / close-out displays at local stores. Don't know if this was a function of the taste, the very high initial price, or whatever.

bigtoys
09-02-2006, 14:17
Ouch. :frown:
That doesn't sound good. What is it going for $$?
Interestmeter is going down..

mythrenegade
09-02-2006, 21:01
...Four Grain...would be a great way for people to be introduced to bourbon because it is different than anything else on the market...I'm also not sure that buying something with as unique a flavor(okay I'm being nice here) is the way to introduce someone to any category. Is pouring someone a glass of white zin gonna prepare them for a glass of cabernet? I dont think so!

I agree with you completely. Drinking a high priced bourbon that tastes nothing like any other bourbon sounds like the exact opposite from "a great way to introduce people to bourbon"

I think ETL or Maker's Mark are the best ways to introduce people to bourbon. They are relatively inexpensive, and yet high quality and complex without being too harsh.

As for the white zin, white zin DOES introduce people to wine. But what happens is this: they start drinking it, and (hopefully) start trying other wines. Soon they find that there are a lot of great wines in the world, and white zin ain't one of them... To be honest, my wife and I started that way. We drank white zin, and then started drinking white wines, and then got into reds. Now we drink only "big" reds and haven't had white zin in over ten years...

Joel

HighTower
09-10-2006, 04:55
I was thinking of buying a bottle of WR 4 grain for my collection, however, after reading many comments about it in the "worst bourbon ever" thread, I am reluctant to spend US$130 for one on ebay and then the best part of 50 bucks to get it to Oz.

Does anyone have a bottle of the 4 grain hanging around that they dont want that they would part with for a sum of cash? And even send to the land of Oz?

Scott

cowdery
09-10-2006, 10:36
Brown-Forman is in the process of releasing its 2006 edition of the four-grain. I mention this because it's possible they will distribute this one more widely. In other words, you might want to wait and see if it gets there on its own. You might try talking to whomever distributes Brown-Forman products (i.e., Jack Daniel's) there and encourage them to bring it in.