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Mako254   
Mako254

$145 in columbia sc. think I'm going to hold off cracking this one for a bit. 

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LCWoody   
LCWoody
On ‎8‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 6:07 PM, birdie said:

Why is this so hard to get, there are 10,000 bottles, where are they all going.

Think about it this away, their are 13,000 members on SB.com.... 4R could have given all the Al Young batch to SB.com and 3,000 people wouldn't have been able to get a bottle.  And no telling how many bourbon drinkers that are actually out there now. Its just getting tough to get LE's of anything. 

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The Black Tot   
The Black Tot
4 hours ago, LCWoody said:

Think about it this away, their are 13,000 members on SB.com....

Shit, I'd better book my sampler hotel room.

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graftonbc1   
graftonbc1

A liquor store up here in Massachusetts just listed a Whisky Magazine Bottling honoring Al Young. It is given as being OBSQ. Would that be different from the bottling being discussed in this thread?

 

Ray

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Mako254   
Mako254
12 minutes ago, graftonbc1 said:

A liquor store up here in Massachusetts just listed a Whisky Magazine Bottling honoring Al Young. It is given as being OBSQ. Would that be different from the bottling being discussed in this thread?

 

Ray

 

Yes. The bottle in this thread is a small batch, blend of four recipes. 

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Kpiz   
Kpiz
8 minutes ago, graftonbc1 said:

A liquor store up here in Massachusetts just listed a Whisky Magazine Bottling honoring Al Young. It is given as being OBSQ. Would that be different from the bottling being discussed in this thread?

 

Ray

^^^What Mako said.

 

Whisky Magazine picked some (10 I think) 4R single barrels in honor of Al Young. The top liquor stores of the year (as named by Whisky Magazine) are given the opportunity to carry one of the barrels. I'm pretty sure they did the same thing last year, except it wasn't in honor of anyone, it was just sort of a reward for the stores they recognized as being one of the top in the country.

 

May still be worth picking up a bottle. It's unclear to me whether they have access to higher quality barrels at 4R (seems unlikely) or whether they just pick as a normal store would, albeit in a higher quantity of barrels.

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graftonbc1   
graftonbc1

Thanks. I love Four Roses barrel proof select bottlings, so I will go ahead and pick one of these up.  

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graftonbc1   
graftonbc1

I picked up my bottle of the Four Roses OBSQ that was selected and named to honor Al Young. It was aged 10 years, 1 month. It is a very nice pour. Apple and peach on the nose, spice forward with the same fruit on the palate. The spice comes back on a long and satisfying finish. I'm glad I was able to get this. 

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dwolf   
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I called distributor's all over the country (wherever I had a friend that I could get to buy me a bottle if I found one) the scary thing was most of them had never heard of it. A couple of weeks back I finally got a bottle, but I had to pay more than MSRP so now I'm scared to open it.

Maybe I'll be able to find a taste somewhere then decide how long I need to save this in the bunker!

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0895   
0895
1 hour ago, dwolf said:

 I'm scared to open it.

 

Don't be.

It's freaking delicious!

You'll love it.

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dwolf   
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Loving it is what I'm afraid of. I worked so hard (and spent so much) to get the first bottle I'm worried I'll never get a second chance at it! Of course with all this build up cracking it and not liking it could be even worse. 

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Masset1982   
Masset1982

Waiting for mine to be deliver, the better part is, i'll get a sample with the full bottle, i'll be able to taste it without opening it. 

 

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dwolf   
dwolf
On 9/8/2017 at 10:55 AM, Masset1982 said:

Waiting for mine to be deliver, the better part is, i'll get a sample with the full bottle, i'll be able to taste it without opening it. 

 

Jealous! Have them bring you two samples :)

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0895   
0895
On 9/7/2017 at 6:25 PM, dwolf said:

Loving it is what I'm afraid of. I worked so hard (and spent so much) to get the first bottle I'm worried I'll never get a second chance at it! Of course with all this build up cracking it and not liking it could be even worse. 

 

What if something happened to you and you never got to try it period?  That would probably be worse.

 

Drink it sparingly and enjoy the heck outta it.  I've had bottles of good stuff last 2-3 years easily, with no replacement on deck.

It actually makes you appreciate it more.

Enjoy on special occasions and gas em between tastings with private preserve.

Only share it with people who appreciate it.  And if you have sneaky kids or family members, lock it up.

 

I'll never understand this holding onto stuff and never drinking it mentality.  Doesn't make me right, I'll just never get it. 

Life's too short, and that bottle's only destiny is to become somebody's "dusty" someday at your estate sale.....and they'll probably drink it.  :)

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Masset1982   
Masset1982
On 10/09/2017 at 0:14 AM, dwolf said:

Jealous! Have them bring you two samples :)

Don't be, you scored one bottle, could be worst ;). I wish i had two samples dough. 

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dwolf   
dwolf
On 9/9/2017 at 4:44 PM, 0895 said:

 

What if something happened to you and you never got to try it period?  That would probably be worse.

 

Drink it sparingly and enjoy the heck outta it.  I've had bottles of good stuff last 2-3 years easily, with no replacement on deck.

It actually makes you appreciate it more.

Enjoy on special occasions and gas em between tastings with private preserve.

Only share it with people who appreciate it.  And if you have sneaky kids or family members, lock it up.

 

I'll never understand this holding onto stuff and never drinking it mentality.  Doesn't make me right, I'll just never get it. 

Life's too short, and that bottle's only destiny is to become somebody's "dusty" someday at your estate sale.....and they'll probably drink it.  :)

Good point. Have had mixed results with keeping bottles open for a while. When I start approaching a year I usually try to drink them. If I kick the bucket at least I know who will be drinking my stash and it won't be a random at an estate sale:) If anyone doesn't have this luxury feel free to add me to your will :D

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Bourbonmakesmepoop   
Bourbonmakesmepoop
On ‎9‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 0:55 PM, Masset1982 said:

Waiting for mine to be deliver, the better part is, i'll get a sample with the full bottle, i'll be able to taste it without opening it. 

 

Man, you've got mad skillz getting one of those in Belgium.

I was shit outta luck on this release.

Proost my friend! Proost!!

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Masset1982   
Masset1982

Mad skillz indeed. I'm sorry you couldn't get one. Didn't taste yet, I'll crack the sample soon. Opted for the 4R OBSV from Wine and Cheese, quite powerful and tasty. 

 

Proost / santé in French. 

 

Will. 

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Masset1982   
Masset1982
1 hour ago, Bourbonmakesmepoop said:

Man, you've got mad skillz getting one of those in Belgium.

I was shit outta luck on this release.

Proost my friend! Proost!!

I screw up the quoting. Sorry

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Masset1982   
Masset1982
6 minutes ago, Masset1982 said:

I screw up the quoting. Sorry

How much for a pour in a bar ? $30 a pour?  For half an once, right ? If you want I'll send you a sample it, cost me $€32 to ship in the US, but for a 2oz sample. 

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Bourbonmakesmepoop   
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1 hour ago, Masset1982 said:

How much for a pour in a bar ? $30 a pour?  For half an once, right ? If you want I'll send you a sample it, cost me $€32 to ship in the US, but for a 2oz sample. 

Whoops! My bad, I don't speak Dutch or French very well, and by not very well I mean like two or three words.

Thats a very nice offer, but I have a feeling Bar 1919 in San Antonio will have it soon. I'd hate to take good bourbon away from a fellow SB'er. You Sir are a true gentleman

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Masset1982   
Masset1982
57 minutes ago, Bourbonmakesmepoop said:

Whoops! My bad, I don't speak Dutch or French very well, and by not very well I mean like two or three words.

Thats a very nice offer, but I have a feeling Bar 1919 in San Antonio will have it soon. I'd hate to take good bourbon away from a fellow SB'er. You Sir are a true gentleman

If they are charging you to much for it, don't, next time I'm sending a package to the US, I'll pack a few for you, not my first time. Just cracked the Al Young sample, this one is hit for sure. 

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JTaylor   
JTaylor

Just got word there's one being held for me "in back"! 

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0895   
0895
On 9/11/2017 at 2:16 PM, Masset1982 said:

 Opted for the 4R OBSV from Wine and Cheese, quite powerful and tasty.

 

Will. 

The one from fall of 2015?

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Masset1982   
Masset1982
10 hours ago, 0895 said:

The one from fall of 2015?

I couldn't say, it was a sample from a swap with a US citizen.

 

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