April 11, 2013 – Following an early announcement from Master Distiller Jim Rutledge on the April 6 episode of WhiskyCast, the Lawrenceburg, Kentucky distillery has released more details on the 2013 edition of the Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel. 2013 marks the distillery’s 125th anniversary, and this year’s version will be bottled at barrel strength in ABV ranges between 50.3% and 57.2%, depending on each individual barrel.
“We selected the recipe (OBSK) that we’re using probably early October,” Rutledge told WhiskyCast’s Mark Gillespie.
“Every barrel’s unique, it’s on its own, and has its own unique flavor characteristics, but they’re all very close to each other…it’s a nice spiciness, with the K yeast in combination with the 20% rye that’s used in that mashbill, nutmeg, cinnamon, there’s some chocolate finishes…it’s a wonderful selection.”
Around 4,000 bottles of the 2013 Limited Edition Single Barrel will be available in the U.S., with none currently planned for export to other countries.
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