Four Roses

Limited Edition, Small Batch, 2015 Release

ABV 54.3%
REVIEWED Issue 131
Specifications
Brand: Four Roses
Expression: Limited Edition, Small Batch, 2015 Release
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54.3%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 131
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: The strength isn’t immediate at first, but rises slowly from the glass to give horseradish, truffle and star anise. Very complex.
Palate: A good whack of real vanilla, oak, some sweet cure bacon and black olives. A touch salty and totally delicious.
Finish: Dark chocolate covered cherries, plums and poached pears.
Comment: Phew, this is big in every way. You don’t know if you want to sip it neat, pour it over ice or make an utterly indulgent Manhattan or Old Fashioned with it. My choice? All three. And throw in a Sazerac for good measure, too!
9.3
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pungent sour fruit, barbecue meat, high toned marzipan and sherried dried fruit. Subtle corn and a sliver of astringent rye. The oak dominates but the lightly mentholated, sour mash character keeps it edgy.
Palate: Softer and creamier with the oak blanketing and hiding the astringent notes. Armagnac dried fruit notes break free along with some rough edged tannins an herbal rye.
Finish: Lovely length. Juicy and mouth-watering with the oxidised fruit and rye lingering along with the gritty, earthy tannins.
Comment: You have to love that raw character!
8.9
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