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    A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    Heh all, first time posting. Love this place! A whole new world full of the stuff I love and people who can appreciate it. Doesn't get much better. I am a loooong time drinker but just starting to collect some actual decent bottles, and oh what fun it is. Thanks to you guy$ I am going broke, though. I've managed to garner a somewhat little collection of "mid-shelf" bourbons, and I have a question for all of you right off the bat. I have become quite the Four Roses fan (who isn't) and I have a chance to pick up a bottle of the 2008 Mariage for around $90. Would love to have it, especially after all the positive reviews I've read, but is $90 a bit too pricey for what it is? I am going to make my decision based off what you tell me, so the pressure's on. Many thanks!!!

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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    Welcome. I don't think that's too far out of line. The special releases go for $82-$90+ around here. The link below has a pretty interesting interview with the 4R master distiller that you may enjoy.

    http://sourmashmanifesto.com/categor...eviewsratings/

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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    Welcome aboard!! I got a chance to talk to Mr Rutledge at a tasting one night and we got to talking about the Mariage bourbon, and he told me that the 2008 Mariage was his favorite, FWIW. I wish I could comment about them myself, but I haven't had the opportunity to taste them. The current LE's sell for around $77 here with tax, so $90 doesn't seem too bad. I would probably buy it and start drinking as soon as I got home! Cheers!

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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    At $90 I would buy more than one.

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    A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    $90 is more than fair. It's excellent!
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    They're not making it anymore, and it ain't gonna get cheaper.

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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    Welcome. Enjoy yourself.

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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    I've only had a couple pours of the '08 Mariage and I must say it is the most distinctive tasting bourbon I've ever had. You will not drink a more floral whiskey. And very delicious.

    I've never seen one in the wild, but I would buy every one if I ever came across any.
    The liver is evil. It must be punished...

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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    Wow! Thanks so much for all the quick responses! You guys are great! Looks like I will be buying this before the weekend is through. Anyone in the S FLA area wanna' join me? Feel bad to partake of it all on my own...

    Well, not toooo bad.

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    Re: A first time hello my fellow bourbonites....

    Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller View Post
    Wow! Thanks so much for all the quick responses! You guys are great! Looks like I will be buying this before the weekend is through. Anyone in the S FLA area wanna' join me? Feel bad to partake of it all on my own...

    Well, not toooo bad.
    For all the advice you were given, the least you could do is drive to Atlanta and share your bottle. Jeez. Some people
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