Review #1343 – Four Roses OBSQ Private Selection Gift Shop Brent Elliot Selection

The Schtick: This OBSQ recipe single barrel is a gift shop exclusive from Four Roses. I picked this up when I was on premise, since it’s a favorite recipe of mine and had some good age to it. Let’s dive in.

Review #1343 | Bourbon Review #601

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

Brand: Four Roses

Selection: Brent Elliot

ABV: 57.5% ABV

Age: 11 Years 5 Months


Nose: Rich pepper, toffee, oak and an herbal spice. Dominantly brown sugar forward, paired with herbal spice. I could be told this was THH on the right day, based on the nose.

Taste: Thick, rich. A little hot, but not punishing. For 57.5 it’s noticeable. Lots of pepper, brown sugar, toffee and wethers caramels. Blended with robust rye spice and clove, this balances nicely to be a sweet, but spicy and herbal dram.

Finish: Long, a bit hot again, but loaded with molasses, pepper, allspice and a good deal of herbal spice.

Overall: I’m a big fan of this bottle. It’s a little more herbal than I’m used to seeing with OBSQ, but it’s delightful. Any older and I’d be worried about the oak.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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