Four Roses Private Selection Single Barrel Barrel Strength Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Reviewed February 17, 2022
Tasting- this is Kenwood Liquors OESK, aged 10 yrs and 2 mos. Tasted neat in a Glen Cairn glass. ABV is 58.3%. This is a tier 3 offering. Nose- red licorice dominates. There is also a fresh strawberry vibe that is inviting. Palate- there is a hit of ethanol followed by chewy strawberry saltwater taffy. Caramel kicks in, but is quickly diminished and replaced by a bit of nutmeg and spice. Finish- the finish throws back to the fresh picked strawberries on the nose. I wish there were more sugar tastes like caramel, molasses, or browned sugar. This would have enhanced the taste, but the strawberry note kind of made this singular and even gave way to white, unripened or "green" strawberry. That was my dissappointment. Overall- First, I have never found a bad 4rs SiB. Some are better than others, but. They are always quality. This is no exception, but it is not exceptional. This one is mediocre to me. Kind of one dimensional. I craved a hit of sweetness on the backend but got more fresh strawberry, perhaps a bit of "green" strawberry that bummed me out. I have had better SiB 4 rs.