Four Roses

Single Barrel

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 130
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Brand: Four Roses
Expression: Single Barrel
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Tight, raw aromas of subtle, oily corn, toffee and a chlorinated freshness. The oak vanillins are held in check by its edginess. Hints of crème caramel and orange marmalade.
Palate: Vanilla accented toffee ice cream and soft corn. The herbal rye emerges with a slight chlorinated edge. Biting, bitter spices on the middle; the rye ramps up the astringency.
Finish: Long, with the sweeter corn and vanilla balancing.
Comment: Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s entertaining. There’s a real battle going on between the spirit and the oak.
Taster   Charles Montanaro
Nose: Butterscotch and apples with a touch of pine, heavy vanilla and praline, enticing and pleasant.
Palate: An interesting firmness to this Bourbon, well balanced. Leather, a touch of heather and a spice slowly shifting into a rich intense softness with oak being the king of the hill.
Finish: Lots of vanilla, a clean lingering oaky finish. Gorgeous!
Comment: Very enjoyable, clean, well pronounced and exactly as expected for a Bourbon.
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