Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 60%
Score: 93 points

Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel. Image courtesy Four Roses.The 2014 edition uses Four Roses’ “OESF” recipe, which is a 75% corn-based mashbill and has a lower rye content than some of the other Four Roses recipes, along with a yeast strain that produces fruitier flavors . The nose has notes of baked apples and peaches, clove, brown sugar, vanilla, and toasted oak. The taste is creamy with good spicy notes of clove, cinnamon, and chili powder balanced by black cherries, vanilla, and honey in a good balance. The finish has a good sweetness with honey, pears, a hint of almonds, and a nice oakiness. Note that the ABV strength will vary from bottle to bottle, since this Bourbon is bottled at barrel strength. (May, 2014)