Smaller local shop that I like giving my business to, did their own barrel selection at Four Roses, I was excited having been wanting to try some of their other recipes, but then disappointed. They went with OBSV, which I guess I understand a bit as they won't turn off their clientele with something that tastes nothing like the FRSB that they know, but if you're going to all the trouble of going up to KY and selecting your own why not bring back something a little different than the standard offering?

Either way, I of course bought one . It was $5 cheaper than their usual FRSB price, and after a glass or two it was a fine selection, and the one I already had was on its last legs anyway.

Do the shops that you guys frequent do the same with their FRSB bottlings, or are my mongers just a bit gunshy with this being their first one?