Four Roses

Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch

107.3 proof (barrel strength) Blend of 15-year-old OESK, 13-year-old OESK and 12-year-old OESV $130/750ml suggested retail price The story:  Every year, Four Roses celebrates Bourbon Heritage Month with the release of a Limited Edition Small Batch. The 2017 edition features two of…

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Elliott’s Select Limited Edition Single Barrel

Barrel strength (this sample, 116.8 proof); 14-year-old OESK recipe $125/750ml suggested retail price The story: This limited-edition barrel-strength bourbon is the first solo release by Brent Elliott, who became Four Roses’ master distiller last fall after the retirement of Jim…

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Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch

Blend of four recipes from barrels aged 9 to 13 years 120.3 proof (barrel strength); $90/750ml The story: In both 2012 and 2013, Whisky Advocate magazine named Four Roses’ annual Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon “American Whiskey of the Year.”…

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Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel

11 years old; proof range: 108.3 to 127.6 (my sample was 120) $80/750ml The story: Each spring/early summer, Four Roses releases a limited edition single barrel chosen by master distiller Jim Rutledge. This year’s, which should be hitting shelves about…

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Four Roses 2012 Small Batch

Four Roses 2012 Limited Edition Small Batch Mingling of four recipes, aged 11 to 17 years Barrel strength; this sample, 115 proof Aroma: Vanilla, nutmeg, a creamy caramel Taste: Very tingly on the front, with hot white pepper; settles right…

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Four Roses 2011 Small Batch

Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2011 Mingling of four recipes, aged between 11 and 13 years Barrel strength; this sample, 111 proof Aroma: Floral notes, toasted oak, caramel, nutmeg Taste: Brown sugar, honey, chocolate, hints of spice and apricot…

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