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Old 06-16-2020, 03:08 PM   #2261
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I never said too hot just I nice kick to it! Lol!!
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:39 PM   #2262
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Old 06-17-2020, 11:58 AM   #2263
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Old 06-17-2020, 12:14 PM   #2264
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I still see lots of Four Roses Small Batch everywhere around here, Scott. Plus the Single Barrel, Small Batch Select and others.

Friends sent me my Dickel BiB from Dallas-Fort Worth, have not seem that in the wild in Chicago.
Around here, anything that gets a good review seems to disappear overnight. Wierd.

I went ahead and tried Total, nation wide, but the only store that has it (and in store pickup only) was Miami. I need to get my hands on 6 bottles, for medicinal purposes only, of course. Now, if someone were to find several bottles of the Dickel BiB they don't want (yeah right), I would be interested. Just sayin.

Today I did find Four Roses Small Batch and the SB Select in Shrewsbury Mass. Put a couple of bottles of each on hold. It's 28 miles to the store, but I am thirsty and will be headed there tomorrow to pick up a few bottle of each.


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I would suggest the Four Roses Single Barrel over the Small Batch and Small Batch Select, Scott. So much better than the SB, and just as good as the Select and $15-20 cheaper most places. Thank me later.

Only place I have seen the Dickel BiB around here is at the United Center is a whiskey bar before a Blackhawks game, and there obviously only available for a pour.
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Local store just put up a post about an 11 year EC store pick. Wasn't gonna wait for that one to sell out, ran right over, $34 for 11 years seems like a fair price
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Local store just put up a post about an 11 year EC store pick. Wasn't gonna wait for that one to sell out, ran right over, $34 for 11 years seems like a fair price
Looking forward to hearing how it compares to the regular EC 94. I see store picks at Binny's and Garfield's around here from time to time.
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I would suggest the Four Roses Single Barrel over the Small Batch and Small Batch Select, Scott. So much better than the SB, and just as good as the Select and $15-20 cheaper most places. Thank me later.

Only place I have seen the Dickel BiB around here is at the United Center is a whiskey bar before a Blackhawks game, and there obviously only available for a pour.
I'll take your advice and pick up a bottle and give it a shot. I have been broadening my horizons as of late (nothing else to do), so this is now my new past time, as long as the Honey Do list is finished !!
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This is so weird! On a whim I picked this up at the store today. I was torn between this and Wild Turkey Rare Breed but ultimately went with Four Roses. This stuff is awesome!! Maybe next time I try small batch out as well!!
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I'll take your advice and pick up a bottle and give it a shot. I have been broadening my horizons as of late (nothing else to do), so this is now my new past time, as long as the Honey Do list is finished !!
It's becoming mine as well, much to the chagrin of my liver.

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This is so weird! On a whim I picked this up at the store today. I was torn between this and Wild Turkey Rare Breed but ultimately went with Four Roses. This stuff is awesome!! Maybe next time I try small batch out as well!!
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:43 AM   #2271
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A pour from the Infinity bottle last night. Right now it averages just above 116 proof. Tasty and rich, but I still like my 125+ proof stuff best.

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OK, no joy on the Four Roses Single Barrel. I called last night and they said they would hold two bottles for me. I drove almost 30 miles and when I got there they said they were out of stock. I was slightly perturbed, but the manager said he would give me a 10% discount on two bottles, but they won't be in stock until July 2. I'm good with that. Picked up some Four Roses Small Batch and a bottle of Balcones Texas Single Malt to try. I am not an expert/experienced taste tester per se, but I do like to "taste" different whiskeys and bourbons and enjoy them immensely.
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I am not sure we have any "experts" here, Scott, but a lot of other "enjoyers". Cheers!

Let us know your thoughts on the ones you picked up after you've cracked them.
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Well, since it was 5 o'clock somewhere, I cracked open the Balcones for a taste. This is my first review, of anything, so forgive me if it sounds off.

After letting it sit neat for a few minutes, I had a sip or two. This Whisky has a very rich body/aroma, almost caramel like. At 53% by volume, it's a strong drink neat. I then splashed a little water in the glass and that brought the temp down a bit, but it still smelled great. I gave that a minute and then put an ice cube in the glass and waited another minute. The cube seemed to bring out a lot more flavor and made this a more enjoyable drink.

Truth be told, it will take me a while to get through the bottle, but the Four Roses Small Batch will be forth coming.
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Truth be told, it will take me a while to get through the bottle.
At least a few hours, hopefully you're not driving.
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Every time you go to the store pick up 2-4 bottles, eventually they'll all be hard to finish because you'll keep grabbing pours of different stuff
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Last night's pour. I was inspired by a review I was texted.

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I really need to stop!! I live in PA which has state run liquor stores. I’m working an hour away in Allentown and they have a store with a “bourbon boutique” saw these for $30 so I grabbed them. Almost bought Larceny Barrel Proof but passed!!
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Last night had a pour of High West Bourye thanks to the Texas Santa.

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Kentucky Chew. Picked randomly by QTEE, she insisted that I give her credit anyways.
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