Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Whisky Discovery #61

Four Roses Bourbon Small Batch (45% abv OB Bottled 2012)
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Circa £25 70cl

Tasted at Whisky Live London 2012 this dram immediately followed their standard 'Yellow Label' entry level bourbon. We were told that four original and limited Bourbons were selected by the Master Distiller at the peak of maturation to create the small batch bourbon. It was first introduced in 2006 and was only available in Kentucky until its launch in the UK in June 2007.

Four Roses is the only Bourbon Distillery that combines 5 proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce ten distinct Bourbon Recipes, each with their own unique character, spiciness, and rich fruity flavors. All ten of these recipes are gently aged undisturbed in new white oak barrels in their one-of-a-kind single story rack warehouses.

All ten recipes are expertly married together to create Four Roses Yellow, four are married for  this Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon and only one is hand selected for Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon.

Nose: Spicy, rich, mellow, fruity, hints of sweet oak & caramel.
Palate: Creamy, mellow, rich, spicy, well-balanced, moderately sweet.
Finish: Soft and smooth

This is definitely one I need to add to my ever growing wish list!

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