Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon (2016)
Four Roses // Kentucky, USA
The 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch bourbon from Four Roses incorporates three bourbons, each with a different one of their 10 mash bills: 12-year-old OESO, 12-year-old OBSV, and 16-year-old OESK. It's the first time in seven years that the OESO has made an appearance in this release. Bottled at barrel strength, 111.2 proof, there are 9,258 hand-numbered bottles in the release.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"A spicy nose soon reveals orchard fruit and ripe apples, along with vanilla. Dark brown sugar comes strong on the palate, with vanilla, white chocolate, and tart cherries. The finish is quite sweet and rich, then moves into drier oak with cinnamon, but the sweetness continues to linger and never leaves. Incredibly smooth especially at the proof. "