Review #561. Four Roses Private Selection OESK Corks Selection

Review #561 | /r/Bourbon Review #312 – Four Roses Private Selection OESK Cork’s Pick

The Schtick: Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program.

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Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

ABV: 54.7% ABV

Age: 10 Years 1 Month

Source: Sample

Additional Info: ME-29-1C

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Nose: Big honey and caramel, butter scotch and light floral notes. Emphasis on the honey.

Taste: Thick and rich, heat in check. Sweet honey, caramel, cinnamon and sugar toast. Floral, OESK giveaway notes. Faint pepper and some really nice oak.

Finish: Long, sweet toffee and a nice dry finish.

Overall: Dang. This is nice. I find oak can sometikes tear an OESK apart, but the balance between sweet, floral and oak here is really very nice. Super delish.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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Decoded:

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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