Review #1157 – Four Roses Small Batch Select

Review #1157 | Bourbon Review #574 – Four Roses Small Batch Select

The Schtick: “Master Distiller Brent Elliott selected and mingled six of Four Roses’ 10 Bourbon recipes, each aged a minimum of 6 years, to handcraft Small Batch Select. Non-chill filtered and 104 proof, our newest permanent product-line extension” – Four Roses. So, this is a well proofed, NCF batched offering from Four Roses. Let’s see how it is. 


Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

Selection: N/A

ABV: 52% ABV

Age: NAS 


Nose: Super sweet – more than expected. Toffee, nougat, clove. Lots of rich pepper, some oak, and baking spice. Not too much ethanol. 

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Some heat but lots of clove, baking spice, cracked pepper, honey and toffee. 

Finish: Medium in length. Toffee, oak, honey roasted peanuts. Overall, this is pretty nice. Bit of nougat, some peanut brittle, light pepper. 

Overall: Overall, I enjoyed this, but I don’t know it’s the best thing since sliced bread. I’d happily drink it with some frequency but I don’t know that I’ll be doing so at the price its going for here. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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