Four Roses

Small Batch

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 129
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Brand: Four Roses
Expression: Small Batch
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 129
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: This nose has everything that a great American whiskey should have: jam, spice and vanilla in equal measure.
Palate: A veritable mix of classic American whiskey flavours, this delivers them at the right volume, at the right time. Cherry, cigars and vanilla. All present and correct.
Finish: Wonderfully sweet without being over the top.
Comment: A fantastic example of this style of whiskey making.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Supple mocha aromas with some mature, spicy, almost Armagnac-esque dried fruit. Hints of violets, incense and perfumed spice appear along with some beautifully aromatic vanilla pod and hints of honey.
Palate: Soft and silky with toffee coated corn, mature honey and sweet spices. The oak is again quite subtle adding a light vanilla sheen. Late biting, herbal spices give it a bit of a kick.
Finish: Good length with the Armagnac-esque dried fruit coming through along with lingering herbal rye.
Comment: Wonderfully mature and quite subtle.
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