Comments on bourbonv's review of Four Roses Small Batch

Comments and Discussion on Whiskey Reviews found in BE.com's database

Moderators: Brewer, brendaj

Comments on bourbonv's review of Four Roses Small Batch

Unread postby forumadmin » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:08 am

This is an automatically created topic for discussion about bourbonv's review of Four Roses Small Batch;.
forumadmin
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
 
Posts: 738
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:50 pm

Unread postby Brewer » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:08 am

Based on all the comments thus far, this bourbon sounds like a real winner. I'll be looking forward to trying it. I certainly hope that there will be some availability throughout the country. Is the degree of distribution known at this point? Any idea of a price point?
Bob
User avatar
Brewer
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1481
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:44 am
Location: LI, NY

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:26 pm

Bob,
I don't know the price. When I do tasting notes for the Bistro, I don't get charged for the drink, so I can not even tell you what they charge by the drink. I suspect that it is very close in price to their single barrel.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4079
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:32 pm

This bourbon sells for $21.99 at Liquor Barn in Louisville

\ Gayle
User avatar
Bourbon HQ
Registered User
 
Posts: 533
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:21 am
Location: Louisville, KY

Unread postby Oregone » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:21 pm

Could you run over to the store and pick me up a couple? :D

People in Louisville are SPOILED!

Do they stock the standard yellow label as well? Have I told you lately how much I love you?

:angel7:
User avatar
Oregone
Registered User
 
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:07 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon

Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:24 pm

Yes, they also have the yellow label.

Gayle
User avatar
Bourbon HQ
Registered User
 
Posts: 533
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:21 am
Location: Louisville, KY

Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:26 pm

Jim Rutledge (master distiller, Four Roses) said this small batch will only be sold in Kentucky.

Gayle
User avatar
Bourbon HQ
Registered User
 
Posts: 533
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:21 am
Location: Louisville, KY

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:15 am

The standard Yellow label is OK but nothing outstanding. The Black label from overseas on the other hand is a bourbon worth having. If you ever get up to Canada, you might see if they offer the Four Roses Black label.

The Yellow label is made to compete with Jim Beam White label and is an 80 proof product without any objectional flavors, but without any other strong flavors as well. A good product for some cocktails, but not a real good bourbon for enjoying neat with a cigar or a meal.

The Small Batch Four Roses on the other hand would go great with food or a smoke. Enough flavor to know you are drinking a bourbon but nothing so strong that it covers up flavor from food or a smoke. I suspect that it would be excellent with a good chocolate cake for dessert.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4079
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:34 pm

bourbonv wrote:If you ever get up to Canada, you might see if they offer the Four Roses Black label.



Gary, is it available up there?
Joe
Colonel Joseph B. "Bourbon Joe" Koch

Bourbon, It's cheaper than therapy!
User avatar
Bourbon Joe
Erudite Bourbonite
Erudite Bourbonite
 
Posts: 1837
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:02 pm
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania

Unread postby gillmang » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:10 pm

I have never seen it in any Province I have visited (all of them except New Brunswick).

Gary
User avatar
gillmang
Vatman
 
Posts: 2140
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:44 pm

Unread postby JH » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:16 pm

Is this going to be a standard product, or is it just "one time"? I'd like to try some & if it won't be available at Thanksgiving I'll have my brother pick up a bottle now.
Thanks.
JH
Registered User
 
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 6:19 pm

Unread postby bourbonv » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:48 am

I was under the impression that this was going to be a steady product.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4079
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Unread postby bunghole » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:41 am

I live in hope that this new small batch expression of Four Roses is really the most excellent Euro-Market Four Roses "Black Label".
Has anyone been able to do a semi-blind compairison between the two?

:arrow: ima :smilebox:
User avatar
bunghole
Registered User
 
Posts: 2158
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:42 am
Location: Stuart's Draft, Virginia

Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:22 am

Linn,
It is very similar to the flavor profile of the black label, but actually a little better. The small batch is 90 proof whereas the black label Four Roses is only 80. The extra proof gives it more flavor. The small batch has a little more spice and fruit flavors.

I like the black label too, but I will be more than happy with the small batch.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4079
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Unread postby bunghole » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:41 pm

bourbonv wrote:Linn,
It is very similar to the flavor profile of the black label, but actually a little better. The small batch is 90 proof whereas the black label Four Roses is only 80. The extra proof gives it more flavor. The small batch has a little more spice and fruit flavors.

I like the black label too, but I will be more than happy with the small batch.


HUZZAH! :occasion9: :40oz: :occasion7: :drink: :love10: :beer: :usa2: :partyman: :snorting:

:arrow: ima :smilebox:
User avatar
bunghole
Registered User
 
Posts: 2158
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:42 am
Location: Stuart's Draft, Virginia

Next

Return to Whiskey Review Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests