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  1. #1
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    Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    I am a long-time fan of 4R SB but have never really appreciated SmB or YL. Even so, periodically I give them another shot. Within the last month, I find that both are striking a chord. In contrast, EHT SmB is just no longer there for me. I am accustomed to fluctuations in my palate but in these instances I suspect that both my former aversion and affinity were both just mistakes.
    So, what have you changed your mind about lately?
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    I've done a pretty big change of taste towards 4R in general. The yellow label was a regular around our tailgate and i'd happily use it as a mixer but I found pretty much all the 4R juice to be too floral forward. My taste has changed and I now pick that up as more of an herbal element that I really appreciate and I have 4 different 4RSB and 3 different recipes on my shelf at the moment.

    They've become one of my go-tos.

  3. #3
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    Re: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    After years of shunning WT products, I've become a fan again. I like the WT101 almost as much as the FRSB (which has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years), I think the newest versions of RB and RRSB are outstading.

  4. #4
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    Re: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    Quote Originally Posted by boneuphtoner View Post
    After years of shunning WT products, I've become a fan again. I like the WT101 almost as much as the FRSB (which has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years), I think the newest versions of RB and RRSB are outstading.
    Variety is the spice of life, or something like that. I just started but 4RSB hit me like no other bourbon with 20 open bottles. The floral to me is a sweet floral note I get nosing that no other bourbon has. While I love it, I hit up my ec12, Makers 46, stagg jr, Bulleit Rye and Bourbon, EWB, SAOS 7yr, RittBiB, you get the point. I can see getting 4R overload. Mix it up, we are in a rennaisance of delicious bourbon so enjoy it before the coming price inflation. Just my take.

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    Re: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    ive gone from barrel proofers to 100 proofers, and gone from not being a wheater fan to enjoying them. My ever changing tastes make me wonder if its ever a good idea to buy cases of stuff, in general. Unless you get one hell of a deal, im starting to think it may not be a good idea to buy tons of the same thing in bulk. The upside is that I eventually come around to liking things again later, and revisit what Ive bunkered. Hell, it never goes bad.....
    Think about how stupid the average person is.....then realize that half of them are more stupid than that.

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    Re: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    Never hurts to have a spare case or two around Doug.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

  7. #7
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    Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

    I have come back to bottles that didn't hit the spot the first time and find my tastes have changed such as with VOB. That was one I just tried too early in my adventures but came back to it and WOW...definite keeper. However, stuff like EWBIB, HH 6/90 and the VOB have been hits from the start for me. I don't see my interest in them fading. Bunkerable stuff.
    Last edited by jonnyd; 05-05-2014 at 00:09.

 

 

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