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  1. #31
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    Quote Originally Posted by kickert View Post
    Very wise words.
    I concur. My wife and I have some whiskey every night before supper (last night RR Rye). I have found that numerous factors affect our appreciation of our drink. What did I have for lunch? What is my wife preparing for supper? What did I do this afternoon? What is the climate and how do I feel? Last night (winter) preceding BBQ ribs and beans, RR Rye did wonders for the pallet and the throat. On a hot summer night preceding a chefs salad or gazpacho, I think I'd rather have something less spicy, (caveat coming) however if I had been out cutting wood or bush hogging all day, it night fill the bill just right.

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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    The jury's still out on this one for me. It's a little too floral which translates to a little too bitter at times....I like it as a nightcap, when my tastebuds are a little rundown, but it's too sharp & pungent for my early in the day. I don't think I would buy this again -- I'm having a hard time making it through the bottle. In contrast, I like the 4R1B quite a bit.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

    Andy

  3. #33
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    I don't think floral is the correct description of 4RSmB.
    It reminds me of yeast that could have been shared with Dickel, if that makes any sense.
    If you want to taste floral get some 4R Mariage, good floral, it is a very surprising bourbon.
    ovh

  4. #34
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    I need to try some of yours. The one I had was bland with a nasty finish...
    I'm not a big fan. Although the 120th Anniversary was really good. BB

 

 

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