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  • OBSV

    12 15.19%
  • OBSK

    22 27.85%
  • OBSO

    5 6.33%
  • OBSQ

    2 2.53%
  • OBSF

    3 3.80%
  • OESV

    3 3.80%
  • OESK

    8 10.13%
  • OESO

    14 17.72%
  • OESQ

    8 10.13%
  • OESF

    2 2.53%
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  1. #1
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    Question Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    Just a quick poll to see which of the 10 FR single barrel recipes are the most favorited here.

    Keep in mind "favorite" means many things to many people and everyone's taste preference is different and changes.

    No multiple choice, you may only choose one.

    Thanks for playing.
    Last edited by BootsOnTheGround; 07-15-2014 at 09:16.

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    So, I don't see "the one I have open in front of me" as an option!

    As you say it is tough to define favorite. I am therefore inclined to go with "most consistently good". Some of the less common recipes can have good bottles and not so good bottles depending on many other factors than just recipe but when they are good they can be truly great. I have an OESF I think is that way for example but wouldn't expect every OESF to necessarily be a great bottle.
    Last edited by tanstaafl2; 07-15-2014 at 12:28.
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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    I realize it's a single barrel product which adds another factor in.

    So for example, Binny's out of Chicago buys all 10 of them and they're all $55.

    If you only have $55 to spend, which one do you buy?

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by BootsOnTheGround View Post
    I realize it's a single barrel product which adds another factor in.

    So for example, Binny's out of Chicago buys all 10 of them and they're all $55.

    If you only have $55 to spend, which one do you buy?
    The best one!

    Which may be wholly dependent on my mood at the time and what the last few recipes I had tried where like. And of course the latest comments about them on SB!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    I have participated in 3 completely blind tastings of all 10 recipes (each tasting consisted of some different selections than the previous tasting but not all of them were different....some were repeats). I know it is single barrel so there is bound to be some variation but OBSO has been on top for me all 3 times. OBSK has been 2nd twice.

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    I love every recipe I've had. Every single private selection I've had by them has been an amazing bourbon in its own right. Regardless, I thank the bourbon gods that I can come back to the plain ol 100 proof OBSV single barrel anytime I want to.
    Eric

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    So far... OBSK. I haven't had all of them yet but the richness and spice of that recipe (particularly in 2013 SiBLE) is just awesome.

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    6 months ago, I'd probably have gone with OBSK, but I've really become a big fan of the E recipes lately, so i went with OESQ (although I liked OESF quiet a bit as well). A bit fo a departure from my normal higher rye preferences, but that's the kick I'm on at the moment.

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by BootsOnTheGround View Post
    I realize it's a single barrel product which adds another factor in.

    So for example, Binny's out of Chicago buys all 10 of them and they're all $55.

    If you only have $55 to spend, which one do you buy?
    Based on this criteria alone and not being able to look at the notes, the proofs or the ages, only choosing on recipe alone I would grab an OBSK.

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    Re: Pick your favorite Four Roses Single Barrel recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by petrel800 View Post
    Based on this criteria alone and not being able to look at the notes, the proofs or the ages, only choosing on recipe alone I would grab an OBSK.
    Perfect! Exactly the point of the poll.

    Just me: but I'd say that in the next 5-7 years the FR brand will outgrow and out-sell every other on the market because of this very aspect of it's business and production model. I also think they will be acquired and said model will be "chased" or copied by the other brands as they feel left behind. Ask your old man or Grandfather about FR and he'll probably ask you why you'd want to drink it. There's still room on the bus as the bubble grows.

 

 

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