The nose was quite good to excellent, the flavor just lacked depth and the finish was just a little too bitter and thin. Finish: The finish is much spicier, you still get the caramel but there are also strong waves of rye spice and pepper hitting you. On the palate, the whiskey is a touch gummy, an issue that is compounded by the heavy fruit character. Some offer a variety of white spirits or brown spirits and then some offer variations within a line of spirits. Appreciation for the subtle differences that each decision a distiller makes keeps him coming back for more and has him excited for the future.
And as you are leaving, they often give you a gift bag. Breaking it with a half-teaspoon of water brought some smokiness to the front. Four Roses are known for having two mashbills that make up ten core bourbons from which all their range is produced which gives their bourbon a distinctive characteristic. At £35 a bottle I have one open and 4 bunkered so no need to worry if I do not get any special releases for a couple of years. One is how well-rounded and balanced it is, and the other is how easy it is to drink. Whiskey and wine have been helping to warm Luke for many years. Their responses from tasting it makes it enjoyable.
For those unfamiliar with Four Roses, the Kentucky bourbon distillery is known far and wide for being the only bourbon distillery with five proprietary yeast strains to distill and age ten distinct bourbon recipes, each with its own unique flavor profile. It mingled with the other recipes perfectly for an incredible flavor. The oak gets dustier as it sits and the sticky citrus mixes with some plum sauce. What is your favorite part of your job? Other states produce Bourbon however, particularly Kentucky's neighbor. Think summer fruits at the back of the palate.
This is a fruity whiskey, offering a malty character at times that tempers the notes of over-ripe apple and peach with notes of sweet breakfast cereal. It has a bit more pop than previous limited editions, but is still built on the complexity that these releases are known for. A: An outstanding bottle of whiskey, but lacking that special something which makes for a true masterpiece. I also take responsibility for any and all of my actions related to, or resulting from, my use of BottleBlueBook. There is a bit of a leathery earthy quality that hangs out in the back before fading out to the finish. Having said that, samples using various percentages of it were prepared.
The yearly Single Barrel releases only uses one of the famed 10 Four Roses recipes. Expert blending might be the next big trend in bourbon, but Four Roses has been banking their limited releases on it for many years now. I am so glad that we have it as a unique part of our ever-growing collection. Unknown to me, Brent had really liked the one that I chose in the last round of samples. Plus, if you follow me on , you already know I love this one so why drag it out. This is amazing bourbon, and a true Kentucky master piece that deserves greater recognition.
Having memorized my Four Roses Recipe Roundup reviews, you know that this means that two of the three components are from low-rye recipes and that the yeast strains used are the fruitier O and V and the spicier K. The release will begin to hit retail outlets in mid-September, during National Bourbon Heritage Month. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. His number one goal in the bourbon universe is to educate new-comers and develop a unique brand of like-minded individuals. Finish: Nice and long with delicate fruit and spice flavors. One is a pen and some paper so you can take notes during the event.
Over the years, being a part of selecting the Limited Edition releases has always been one of my favorite tasks. What are some of the most memorable items you have come across? Thoughts: I love this every year and this year is no exception. At , they tell their story a bit differently. Brent Elliott, who recently ascended to Four Roses Master Distiller, has announced the latest in the annual Small Batch Limited Edition series from Four Roses. In 1990, he became Distillery Manager and in 2007 was named Four Roses Brand Ambassador, a role that has him crossing the country sharing the story of Four Roses and its Bourbon.
The vast majority of Bourbon is made in , which remains its spiritual home. Strong and attention grabbing with aromas of cherry, green apple, honey, almond, and oak. I am a fan of Four Roses and have a reasonable depending on who you ask collection of their Private Barrel selections. Stay Informed: and be the first to get all the latest news, trends, job listings and events in your inbox. This is the first Four Roses Small Batch, Ltd.