Four Roses

Small Batch 2012

ABV 55.7%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: Four Roses
Expression: Small Batch 2012
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 11 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 55.7%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: High rye spiciness: allspice, Chinese five spice powder, intense camphor and bruised red fruits with sweet oak behind. Intense and captivating.
Palate: Peppermint to start with, alongside cherry throat lozenges. There's a genuine head-clearing quality to this. Pleasant dustiness starts mid-way, while behind some big citrus and cooked fruits are massing.
Finish: Spiced apple. Oak.
Comment: Great balance. Bold but with finesse. Very Four Roses in fact.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sour fruit. Unripe plums, cranberries. Oak shines through. Old furniture. Cedar wood. A floral note. Parma violet.
Palate: Sweet then getting very crisp and dry. Somewhat abrasive. Turkish delight, crystallised violets. Rich oak. Very aromatic. An earthy hint.
Finish: Dry but with a sweet rice crispy note.
Comment: Elegant and rich.
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