The Schtick: This is a weird one. A good friend gave me some Four Roses Private Selections some time back, but the selection information is missing from this bottle. I know the age, ABV, and the recipe, which is enough for me to give it a review. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Four Roses
Bottler: Four Roses
Brand: Four Roses
ABV: 59% ABV
Age: 8 Years 9 Months
Nose: Rich baking spice, oak, some floral components but this one smells like a day in the kitchen. Pecan, praline, dough, brown sugar, nougat.
Taste: Medium mouth feel with heat well in check. Some caramel, faint toffee, nice vanilla bean. Pepper and nutmeg.
Finish: Medium length in the finish, bit more fruit – like berry – to go along with the baking notes.
Overall: Good but not exceptional, which is a relief since I have no idea where it came from. Very on profile for an OBSK in my experience, which I typically enjoy quite a bit. I like it, but I’m not losing sleep to find where I can buy more 6 of it.
Thanks for reading!
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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