Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon (2015)
Four Roses // Kentucky, USA
Four Roses experienced the end of an era in 2015, with long-time Master Distiller Jim Rutledge stepping away from the company. The final annual Limited Edition Small Batch release under his watch is therefore a special one. The blend incorporates four of the 10 Four Roses recipes, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years. Roughly 12,600 cask-strength bottles were in the release.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Find a big, sweet nose, with brown sugar, coconut, honey and red fruits. The palate is smooth and nuanced, ranging from caramel and candied fruits, to light nuttiness, and baking spices. The finish begins with oaky and spicy notes, even cedar box, flashing and then fading into nougat, vanilla and maple syrup. Big and bold, but easy drinking and elegant all wrapped into one. Add in a few drops of water to showcase a bit more on the floral, spicy and aromatic side."