Four Roses

125th Anniversary

ABV 51.6%
REVIEWED Issue 116
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Specifications
Brand: Four Roses
Expression: 125th Anniversary
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2013
ABV: 51.6%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Earthy. Wet leaves, mushrooms. Damp wood. A sweet fruity note in the back. Apple and pear compote. Honeyed syrup. Dried fruit. Dates and apricots. Rye fruity sourness.
Palate: Crisp and intense. On the oak side but well integrated with fruit. Rye spiciness. Caramelised apples. Ground ginger. With water, a herb note (thyme).
Finish: Long, oaky, spicy and nutty. Praline and marzipan.
Comment: A rich enticing Bourbon with a high presence of rye.
8.6
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: A tempting nose of dusty cinnamon and maple syrup, candied fruits. Water brought out mocha with coffee syrup, raspberry leaf and ginger snap biscuits.
Palate: A distinctive blackcurrant pastille taste and salmiakk (salty liquorice) with a pithy tang like grapefruit at the back. A crisp woodiness with refreshing tarragon.
Finish: A liqueur like texture balanced by the nippy finish.
Comment: I loved the balance and texture. A great start to an evening as it wakes up your palate.
8.2
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