Review #773 | /r/Bourbon Review #427 – Four Roses Single Barrel, Discount Liquors Selection
The Schtick: This is a rare, but growing ever increasingly less so, single barrel Four Roses bottling for a local Wisconsin liquor chain. As time progresses, we are seeing more and more 7-9 year, 50% ABV OBSV picks being doled out to stores and this is one of them. Let’s see how it stacks up.
Distiller: Four Roses
Bottler: Four Roses
ABV: 50% ABV
Age: 8 Years
Nose: Caramel, clove, honey, rich tobacco, cocoa and some token Four Roses clove and pepper. Really rich nose, overall.
Taste: Medium – rich mouthfeel, caramel and pepper. Lots of tobacco and a strong oak presence. Sweet cream, clove and cocoa rounds out the palate.
Finish: Medium length, no heat. Sweet caramel, cocoa and vanilla. A really vibrant fruitiness here plays well with some confectioners sugar and some nice oak character.
Overall: This store has had its ups and downs in the past but I thought this was something really impressive. I was concerned that getting a Single Barrel rather than a Private Selection would be a bit of a downgrade but that wasn’t the case at all. Very nice.
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