Review #348 – Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2016
Whiskey Network Review # | /r/Bourbon Review #193 – Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2016 , 111.2pf | 55.6% ABV
Recently, a monster storm rolled in. I took off early from work in the afternoon to be home and enjoy the falling snow and decided it was the perfect afternoon to uncork some of the bigger guns I’ve been meaning to review. Snowed in, nowhere to have to go…it was the perfect recipe. Let’s dive in!
Snow Day Series: Dram 3 – Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2016
Distiller: Four Roses
Mash / Recipe: 12yr OESO, 12yr OBSV, 16yr OBSK
ABV: 55.6% ABV | 111.2pf
Age: Blend of various ages and recipes.
Source: Bottle, purchased
Nose: Sweet and spicy. Yeasty like bakery sweets. Frosting, faint butter caramel. Not a lot of floral or fruity here, just sweet, dry and spicy.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Sweet and rich. There’s a nice peppery spice to follow. The heat is a little unconstrained here, but not by a lot. Some faint floral notes are here also but the sweet / spicy theme is really the big picture.
Finish: Long, just a hair hot, but still very nice.
Overall: I really enjoyed this but not as much as some past releases. I was blessed by a friend who found a couple – he was generous enough to let me and another buddy split this bottle at cost. I’m very glad I took him up on the offer. Half a bottle isperfect though since this is sort of a mood dram for me. Nevertheless the quality is high and I think it punches just right with a lot of their PS bottles also. Four Roses juice at cask strength is just delicious. Rank 7.
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