Four Roses Elliott’s Select 2016
Four Roses // Kentucky, USA
Hitting shelves in June 2016, Elliott's Select is the first release from the new Four Roses Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, who took over the reins following Jim Rutledge's retirement in September 2015. His namesake release is a barrel-strength, limited-edition single-barrel bottling of 14-year-old bourbon. It's made using the distillery's OESK recipe with a mashbill of 75% corn, 20% rye, and 5% malted barley. Only 8,000 bottles were produced.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Big, rich nose, with vanilla, char, and notes of corn, with oak, rye spice, and a slightly herbal undertone. More sweetness comes through on a smooth palate, with caramel and brown sugar up front. It is well-balanced with a drier, oaky influence, and spice. Finish comes in with dry oak, leading to burnt caramel, dark chocolate, and maple syrup with cedar, spice, and a touch of smoke. A delightful, bold bourbon's bourbon."