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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    I will have to say that I have really enjoyed the yellow label I bought. For 80 proof it is pretty good.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    I agree and it's price point is unbeatable IMO for the value. Beam White label and WT 80 go for about the same price in our market but I'd rate Four Roses much higher than those. It's not a great bourbon as such perhaps, but it's a fine bourbon at its price point. I agree with those who have asked for a 100 proof version, that should be excellent.

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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    My favorite 'cheap' bourbon bar none. I really like it with a few ice cubes in the heat of summer. Very tasty and much more complex than one would think for this price point and proof.

    I'll keep a candle lit for the 100pf version but know better than to hold my breath.
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    My favorite 'cheap' bourbon bar none. I really like it with a few ice cubes in the heat of summer. Very tasty and much more complex than one would think for this price point and proof.

    I'll keep a candle lit for the 100pf version but know better than to hold my breath.
    Is 90pf maybe more realistic to hope for, or is it really pretty unlikely that it will change at all? (informed answers or educated guesses welcome)

    *Because I think that would also significantly improve an already solid offering.
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    This is one of the few readily available bourbons here in the UK (although only available in one supermarket chain) and its my everyday bourbon, so much better than JB white or JD which are both sold at a 4-5 premium over this.
    The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post

    I'll keep a candle lit for the 100pf version but know better than to hold my breath.
    Quote Originally Posted by CoMobourbon View Post
    Is 90pf maybe more realistic to hope for, or is it really pretty unlikely that it will change at all?
    Jim Rutledge has been lobbying Kirin to up the proof to 90 or at least 86.
    Bars tend to stock 80 proofers over higher proofs for both profit and not to get the customers to intoxicated.
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    I really enjoy the yellow label. For what it is, and where it sits in the range of bourbons available to us, it is heads and shoulders above the crowd. It can usually be had for $20, and satisfies both mixing and straight niches well. I like it better than the small batch personally.
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Jim Rutledge has been lobbying Kirin to up the proof to 90 or at least 86.
    Bars tend to stock 80 proofers over higher proofs for both profit and not to get the customers to intoxicated.
    That's a good point, but outside of niche whiskey bars I've never seen FR Yellow in a bar. That should give them a little more wiggle room over other labels.
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    If I had a go-to everyday bourbon, this would be it.
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    I enjoy it quite a bit. Especially as a summer pour, same as most. My girlfriend however LOVES it. As long as I keep that around for her I can pretty well do what I please purchasing wise.

 

 

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