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Four Roses Small Batch Select

Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon

1. What they say

Master Distiller Brent Elliott selected and mingled six of Four Roses’ 10 Bourbon recipes, each aged a minimum of 6 years, to handcraft Small Batch Select. Non-chill filtered and 104 proof, our newest permanent product-line extension offers truly unique flavor characteristics. 104 proof. 52% alcohol/volume.

2. Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Raspberries, clove, and nutmeg.
  • Palate: Apricot, berries, vanilla and light oak.
  • Finish: Lingering spearmint, light touch of cinnamon.

3. Details

  • ABV 52%
  • Age 6 Years
  • Bottler OB
  • Bottling Small Batch Select
  • Cask Virgin oak
  • Category Bourbon
  • Cost £57.95 from The Whisky Exchange
  • Origin Four Roses Distillery
  • Region US
  • Released 2019 (2022 UK)

4. What I say

released in the UK finally after being available for just over 2 years in the US. Four Roses small batch select is a 52% (104 proof) permanent addition to Four Roses line-up. Made with 6 of the 10 mashbill/yeast combination recipes at Four Roses and matured for a minimum of 6 years.

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour Bright bronze (14/20), fine tears and barely perceptible legs.
  • Nose Sweet and fruity, raspberries and vanilla cream, polished oak wood, apricot, estery, waxed apples, maple and pecan plait, nutty, some herbality, woody thyme, cinnamon bark.
  • Taste Gumballs, spearmint, woody oak, quite chewy on the palate, menthol and linseed oils, fruity and spicy, raspberries and white pepper, cinnamon and mace.
  • Finish Long a nd a touch drying, Edinburgh Rock and spices, sweetens with icing sugar and vanilla.

6. Overall

Intense sweet fruit and spice plus plenty of wood influence, well put-together CS Bourbon from the Four Roses stable.

7. Score 85/100

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