I don't trust Facebook groups, but mostly I'm not paying $300 for Weller 12 yr or $200 for Blanton's. Sometimes I swap bottles with people I meet who are also looking for bottles and I have a small group text of people I trust. I keep a mental list of what some people like and often grab a bottle for them, knowing they do the same for me. We often share samples of the stuff we find, too.I am getting worn out with the Bourbon hunt in my area--for stuff that is more difficult to find and also just a bit bored with the stuff regularly found on the shelves...
Is there a website you guys use/trust when it comes to buying good booze??
Friends of mine utilize groups on FB, but I have never had an account.
I'm about to do a pour of MS. I have the FRSB, but never liked it.Tonight is "kill'em dead...."
Powerpoint slide makin' and finishing off the vapors that were left in several bottles... Monkey Shoulder, Four Roses SB and Glenfiddich 12....separately, of course... SRV full albums providing the background music.
I grabbed a second bottle of the Master's Keep One this week and found a bottle of 4R SiB BS and the new Redbreast PX Cask last week. This year is starting well for me, also.
I just have the 4 Roses Small Batch and I don't like it at all. But, my problem is I like sweet stuff, so that really eliminates a lot of options in terms of drinking whisky neat. About the only thing I like right now is Bailey's or something similar. I'm definitely not a seasoned drinker tho, so the flavor profiles I like will probably be a lot different than someone who's been drinking for years.I think he means 4 Roses Single Barrel - Barrel Pick made by Calandria. But, that 4 Rouses Small Batch Select is very good. Although I think the 4 Rouses Single barrel is nearly as good and a much better value for the average drinker. The SBS is very complex, but requires a lot of concentration. So no point in drinking it unless you are really committed to tasting and paying attention.
Never had it, but...I have never bought Redbreast because I have never found an Irish Whisky I like for anything other than Irish Coffee. I just don't like the flavors. I think it's mostly due to the grain alcohol in Jameson. Anyway, how would Redbreast compare to Jameson? I'm sure it's better, but does it have a similar flavor profile?