Four Roses Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon (2017)
Four Roses // Kentucky, USA
Created by Master Distiller Brent Elliott and Al Young, Four Roses' Sr. Brand Ambassador to honor Young's 50 years with the company. The bourbon recipe for this Limited Edition Bourbon is as follows: 5% 23 year-old OBSV, 25% 15 year-old OBSK, 50% 13 year-old OESV, and 20% 12 year-old OBSF. The bottle's retro design is inspired from Four Roses' 1967 design, the year Young started with the company. Bottled at cask strength, 10,000 bottles will be available and will debut at this year's Whisky Live Louisville in June 2017.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose offers baking spices, oak, a range of vanillins, and overripe apples. The palate then starts lighter and sweeter than expected, with a ton more vanilla but also a tart side; think vanilla taffy. There's also butterscotch, orchard fruits, and berries. It gets a bit hot on the finish, but that's soon smoothed over by the underlying vanilla sweetness, with vanilla pudding, biscuit and oak, as well as cinnamon and cloves."