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Join Date: Jul 2007
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Re: The Arrogant Asshole Alcohol Review Thread
You won't be sorry if you pick that pappy van winkle up. It's really decent stuff. Also, the older w.l. Weller or larue-Weller or stitzel-Weller stuff is also very decent and a single barrelish price. I always have a handle of beam white, and a 750 or 1L of the beam rye, devil's cut, green, and black.
I really like makers mark too. Excellent for the price and easily found in any bar when you don't want jack or Jim. I'm not as impressed with the maker's 46 as I had hoped its price would suggest.
One that I just ran out of this evening that I was very pleased with, was the four roses single barrel. I was smashed when I bought it and didn't remember buying it, or going to the bevmo, but I woke up hung over and there it was among the McDonald's wrappers, beer cans and bottles, and what appeared to be a 9" long half smoked joint. That was a wild night. Anyways, opened it up and took some pulls and felt kinda bad wasting it once I tasted it. Very solid flavor and at 50%, packs a wallop for a Tuesday morning. It was similar in price to JD SB. I'd rate it a bit different than the JD. It's not necessarily better or worse, more about even, but I don't know if I like it better. I get a sense of nostalgia and a flood of fond memories when I sip the JD SB that I just don't get with the FR SB, so maybe that's why I rate them even, even if the FR SB is probably a smidge better.