Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
It's been interesting reading this thread, then thinking about the FRSB OBSV from the local Kroger Wine/Spirits. Was on sale @$28, and i was shocked that someone in the staff there made the trip to 4R. Didn't even think that they ship the samples out and narrow it down for you. Great information as always on SB.
I'm glad I asked! I'd kind of assumed that 1) representatives from the various retailers were sent samples from which to choose and 2) that ultimately, the 'private selections' would taste similar to the standard release. Slight differences, perhaps (subjectively) better, but more or less the same. I'd never heard of something like this until seeing a sticker on my Buffalo Trace bottle that it was "BevMo selected".