Four Roses Single Barrel 2013
Four Roses // Kentucky, USA
It is bottled using the distillery's OBSK recipe which uses a mash bill that has a higher rye content for a bourbon (60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley) and also a yeast strain that highlights a spicy, full bodied whiskey. Variations may occur as is the nature of single barrel bourbons. The bottle that was tasted was from warehouse B5 and Barrel No. 3-3B. It was bottled at 59.8% and was aged for 13 years.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Hot on the nose with hints of rye bread, maple and peppermint. Coming in at barrel proof this whiskey does well with a touch of water to open up the aromas. Touches of lemon rind, green fig and nutmeg come through once opened. On the palate, chocolate, peppermint and maple are followed by a mild and ripe stone-fruit characteristic. The finish is long with woody notes and baking spices lingering throughout. "