Aside from OESO I have not liked four roses at all, at my last large tasting a fellow SB'er brought a bottle of 2012 SMBLE and I fell in love with it.. Found 3 bottles of the '13 and love it just as much..only problem is the wife won't let me near it!! Most of the four rose expressions leave a spoiled fruit taste on my palate, the SMBLE and OESO are the only exceptions
As always, that's some good drinkin'...
Thanks for obliging, Mike. The 2011 SmBLE is what really turned me on to Four Roses. Before that I had a hard time with the standard stuff. They seemed overly hot and floral and almost perfume like. However, I enjoy the standard offerings these days. I do prefer the barrel proofers though.
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Had a one night stand with a 375 of Dant BIB 1988 DSP 2/16. Lasted about four hours, but it was a beautiful and celebrated life.
Killed off a Russell's Reserve SB tonight. This one lingered for a while, as I wasn't a big fan.
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2009 THH hit the Rubbermaid