FRSmBLE @ $71
FR1BLE 2012 @ $71
PHC 2012 @ $85
High West 16yr Rye @ $99/750
Massachusetts seems to cost about 5% more than average states. I want to try all of these bottles, but I could only afford $22 for a liter of OGDBiB, and that was bought for a gift.
Those FRLE bottlings run upwards of $80-$90 here in California, I'd jump on a bottle at that price.
Wandering through one of my usual stores as I was curiuos to see if the second dump of PHC was in town. Didn't see any but they still had the first round on the shelf for $79.99. Had plenty so I moved on.
Also saw several more of the BTEC 19yo Giant French Oak Barrel at $57.88 (seemed a bit much for a 375ml), CEHT Rye at $69.99 and a bit surprised to see a fair amount of FR 2012 LE SB for 75.99.
But for now I passed on them since I already have one or more of them all.
2011 ER17 hoping to get the 2012.
Passed on a WTAS($92) and Tradition ($121) plus a PHC GA($150) and 27yr ($205).
I'm on a purchasing freeze, unless I see a WLW or Van Winkle release, but I'm not sure I would get any of these any way, not at these prices.
Passed up full shelves of Four Roses LE Single Barrel and Small Batch (both 2012). I have a bottle of the Small Batch open and it is terrific.
I am a little hesitant to jump on the Single Barrel. The only LE SB I have tried was last year's and I really struggled to enjoy it. Too much of a medicinal cherry (cough syrup?) taste to it. The nose on it was fantastic however. Maybe I can work up the courage to try to this year's...
Yeah, the 2012 1B is really good. But me? I'd grab another SmB instead. :)