Review #1557 – Four Roses OESF Private Selection

The Schtick: This is an OESF recipe of Four Roses Private Selection line of bottles. Selected by Twin Liquors in 2015, this OESF is 9 years and 8 months old and bottled at barrel proof. Let’s dive in.

Review #1557 | Bourbon Review #668

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

Brand: Four Roses

Selection: Twin Liquors

ABV: 52.4% ABV

Age: 9 Years 8 Months

Nose: Rich clove spice, cocoa, toffee and almost a fudge component. Rich with honey, some toffee sweetness. Really dessert forward on the nose.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Whew, lots of orange peel, some pepper, nice oak structure. Really covers the tongue, though there is some heat. Toffee, vanilla bean and spicy tobacco on the back palate.

Finish: Long, lots of nice oak here with pepper, plum, toffee and some vanilla. Not the most complex finish, but I like it.

Overall: This is really pretty yummy. While not mind blowing, everything it is doing, it’s doing right, and I’d happily drink this again.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

10 Most Recent Four Roses Expressions I Have Reviewed:



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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