Review #523. Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Al Young

Review #523 | /r/Bourbon Review #299 – Four Roses 50th Anniversary Al Young

The Schtick: This is a hyped Four Roses release commemorating Al Young’s 50 years as brand ambassador for Four Roses. It is a blend of 5% 23yr OBSV, 25% 15yr OBSK, 50% 13yr OESV and 20% 12yr OBSF.

Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

ABV: NAS (Blend)

Bottle: One of 10,000 bottled.

Age: 54.46% ABV

Source: Bottle, Split

Nose: Honey, clove, doughy and loaded with pepper. All spice and sweet floral fruitiness is here also.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, caramel and honey are very prominent. Spicy and peppery, lots of clove and growing oaky and tannic.

Finish: Medium length, spicy and dry. Lots of pepper, faint allspice, some caramel and toffee.

Overall: I like this but couldn’t help but feel let down. This was oakier, drier and more peppery than I would have liked, especially for such a “big” release. There are a host of private select bottled I’d have taken over this in a heart beat.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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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