Four Roses Limited Edition Bourbon Elliott’s Select (2016)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedLoads of vanilla. Caramel, brown sugar, and corn sweetness balanced with clove and peppercorn spice. Oak is present throughout and kicks off a nice lingering finish.
Heaven Hill 27 Year Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedBottles 2212 of 2820.
Michter's 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon (2018 Release)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedBottle 26/444
Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 9 Year (Fall 2018)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedNose: Vanilla. Toasted oak. Nutty. Wood shavings. Coconut. Slight coffee. After sitting, more brown sugar and spice. Palate: Fruited. Spice. Leather. Peanut. Finish: Cinnamon spice, nutty, lingering. Overall: A balanced pour. I enjoyed the nose best, a lot going on there and I found it changes nicely as I sipped. Throughout the palate and especially on the initial finish, there was a nuttiness that seemed to pop. Not my favorite note to find in a finish, particularly when perceived to be so apparent. It’s hard for me to fall head over heels on my first tasting. I’ll update if this changes. To be more specific, I’d rate this bourbon around a 3.8/5. It’s in line with a lot of other Heaven Hill products I’ve tried, so if you’re a big fan of most of their offerings, I think you’ll likely really enjoy this. And yes, the decanter will look great on your shelf. A solid addition at retail, personally wouldn’t recommend venturing too far past.
Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedOBSF 9yr 6mo Bourbon Pursuit OESF 10yr 2mo South Carolina OESK 10yr 6mo Bourbon Pursuit OESK 9yr 10mo Warehouse Liquors OBSV 8yr 5mo McScrooge’s OESV 9yr 3mo World Beverage OBSQ 10yr 4mo Brent Elliott OESQ 9yr 11mo Dr’s Orders OBSO 9yr 7mo Brent Elliott OBSO 8yr 10mo South Carolina OESO 13yr 10mo Macadoodle’s
Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon (2018)
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedCollective notes with my wife Kayla and friend Brian. Nose: Salted Caramel. Brown sugar. Plum. Honeysuckle. Grape. Oak. Palate: Vanilla. Butterscotch. Creme Brulee. Saigon Cinnamon. Soft fruit. Strawberries and cream candy. Finish: Unbelievably sweet finish. Long, slow to taper. Balanced. Lingering delicate oak.
Willett Family Estate Bottled Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATasted5 year Wheated Mashbill barrel #3219