Cherries and baking spices with some maple syrup. This is the first Small Batch Limited Edition released since the retirement of long-time Master Distiller, Jim Rutledge. Behind that, there are notes of oak, vanilla, peaches, and apricots. Next a vanilla creaminess quenches the fire, so to speak. One of the best bourbons and almost as good as the W.
I think a more comparable expression is the 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch. The palate is much more robust and lively, and the flavors a bit more unusual. Waves of thick, melted, gooey caramel, burnt brown sugar and honeycomb with cinnamon, cherry and aniseed. This is the first Small Batch Limited Edition released since the retirement of long-time Master Distiller, Jim Rutledge. Finish: Nice and long with delicate fruit and spice flavors. I love the journey this whiskey takes you on. So I guess I already gave that away.
The Limited Edition release of both the Single Barrel and the Small Batch which this is a part of are consistently excellent. At this proof, it brings a little heat, but a rest in the glass cools that some while amplifying the dark fruit notes and caramel. Only 9,258 bottles will be available in the U. Then some dried banana chips and hazelnut truffles. On the nose, cinnamon apples and spice cake waft out of the glass first. Bourbon is a style of corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey that originated in the southern United States. In fact, around 95 percent of the world's Bourbon is made in Kentucky.
Four Roses could have charged twice what they did and they would have had no difficulty at all selling every bottle…whisky is that popular right now. This means that there is less temperature variation in the warehouse from top-to-bottom and thus barrel strength here is not much more than 50%, as compared to some distilleries which release barrel strength bourbons which hit close to or above 70%. Final Thoughts: I like this release far better than the 2015 Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch, which was hot on my palate despite a lower 108 proof. Bottled at barrel strength with a proof of 111. That green apple and cherry are still present.
Classification: Straight Bourbon Company: Kirin Brewery Company Distillery: Four Roses Released: September 2018 Proof: 108. Classification: Straight Bourbon Company: Kirin Brewery Company Distillery: Four Roses Released: September 2016 Proof: 111. The best of the mass market whiskeys fit in this category, as do the bulk of the premium brands. My, however, loved it, which is part of why whiskey sipping is so fun. He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels.
My verdict is that 2016 certainly gives 2009 a run for its money and even surpasses it. Below is a brief description of what each recipe provides. The following indicators should be taken as only a guide and not a set of hard and fast rules. The oak eventually comes back, and endures a long time, and it is complex too — I really like the smoky nature of it and the bit of earthiness in it too. Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch has a great track record year after year of high quality blended bourbon. The sample used for this review was provided at no cost courtesy of The Baddish Group on behalf of Four Roses. Oak for sure stays with you for a while.
The texture was lush and creamy on the palate, which gave way to a slightly dry finish. No loss, though, as this was delicious au naturale. A little spice but this is predominately an explosion of sweet flavors. I find the same with the 2016 expression. In mid-September, just a week or two away, Four Roses will distribute 9,258 hand-numbered bottles of its 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon. They are followed by burnt orange peel, toffee and a touch of tobacco. Check out: Our Spiritual Kin: Four Roses 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch 55.
Texture is lush and creamy on the palate. He has also been published on Liquor. Finish is bereft of bitterness or tannin. The name Bourbon comes from Bourbon County in north-eastern Kentucky. Other states produce Bourbon however, particularly Kentucky's neighbor.
. I also picked up subtle traces of slight bitterness like an orange rind. Then, the spices ramp up — cinnamon, clove, and cayenne pepper. Their standard Small Batch is made up of four of the ten recipes. You have a big buildup in the nose and palate, but the finish left me wanting more than what it delivered.