Review #418. Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2013 OBSK

Review #418 – Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2013

Review #418 | /r/Bourbon Review #238 – Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2013


The Schtick: Typically, Four Roses releases two limited edition products each year – a single barrel and a small batch. This is the single barrel release from 2013 which is an OBSK cask.

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

ABV: 58.1% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Recipe: OBSK

Warehouse: BS3-2I

Source: r/scotchswap sample


Nose: ​Baking spices, pound cake, big vanilla, big fruity molasses. Pepper. I keep saying big because the nose is really quite impressive.

Taste: ​Rich oily mouthfeel, pepper, thick rye spice. Light passion fruit. Nice oak and some toffee, caramel and orange peel.

Finish: ​Long, drying and tannic. Brown sugar, molasses, orange peel.

Overall: ​Delicious and unique, big flavors and a nice complex profile all over. I’m not sure I really enjoyed the level of citrus that came out here, but it was still very enjoyable overall. I was recently lamenting that all of my other OBSK bottles are under 10 years old and I think that is for the better. The tannins were a hair heavy handed so I’ll be curious to see how those compare when I review younger barrels.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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