Monday, February 8, 2016

Tasting: Four Roses. Small Batch. Limited Edition 2014

Four Roses. Small Batch. Limited Edition 2014
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Barrel Strength 

Distillery: Four Roses.
Age: Blend of 9, 11, 12 & 13 Years.
Proof/ABV: 55,9%
Dk Price: $112/750dkk
Release: 2014. Ongoing annual release/mid-September

Points: 94/100

My local whisky pusher finally manages to find me a bottle of this beautiful bourbon. So now I can finish the rest of my sample bottle, well knowing, that I got a whole bottle waiting for me.

The 2014 Four Roses Small Batch is a blend of 4 different recipes. The OBSK 9 yo, OBSV 13 yo, OESV 12 yo and OBSF 11 yo.

The nose is fruity with cinnamon, dry tobacco, vanilla and caramel.

The taste is oily with big cherry upfront followed by sweet mint, orange, and dry oak spices. 

The long hot finish is filled with rye and dark fruit.