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
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.
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