Review #5 | /r/Bourbon Review #5 – Four Roses Single Barrel
The Schtick: This is a 100pf OBSV recipe release that sits on shelves next to Four Roses Small Batch and Yellow Label. Here in Wisconsin, it can be had for around $35-$40.
Distiller: Four Roses
Bottler: Four Roses
ABV: 50% ABV | 100pf
Source: Bottle, purchased.
Nose: Vanilla, floral sweetness with a nice spicy note after a deep whiff. It’s all really well blended, very pleasant.
Taste: Butter, sugar and a nice rye kick. There’s some caramel, cloves and rich maple.
Finish: Surprisingly long and consistent, lots of butter and a little rye spiciness following through. It’s sweet and spicy, with the bourbon notes and higher rye playing well off of one and another.
Overall: This is a great budget bottle that exhibits top shelf flavor at mid shelf price. I don’t take price into account for reviews, but this is really a winner and there’s a reason it’s a well recommended gateway product.
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