Four Roses

Small Batch

ABV 60%
REVIEWED Issue 123
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Brand: Four Roses
Expression: Small Batch
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 60%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: From lightness, straight into a deep dark tunnel. Powerful, with a heavy, peppery rye note, malted toast, spicy black tobacco leaves and turned earth. Proper autumn stuff.
Palate: Beastly on the palate, with rich dark chocolate, cinnamon, sour cherries and more tobacco. At 60% it will give your gums a proper work out. Water brings out a leathery note.
Finish: Dry, powerful and immediately appealing. Well defined strength creates a lasting impression.
Comment: This one is for American whiskey purists.
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: At first it teetered between savoury and sweet with the latter taking over. Cherry Heering, maple syrup on pancakes and cinnamon sticks. Pink Lady apples and sweet hickory sauce with a waft of incense sticks and sumac.
Palate: Grippy and hot with out of the oven pastry case and plum jam filling. More exotic sandalwood, violet, menthol, aniseed and angelica.
Finish: Intense and grippy, gentle spice with time and a coating finish.
Comment: A complex weave, this takes water and time to unravel.
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