Four Roses Small Batch Select Straight Bourbon Whiskey at K&L California – American Whisky News

Just named Third Best Whiskey in the World for 2019 by Whiskey Advocate!
Four Roses Small Batch Select Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) ($54.99)

For the first time in almost a decade, Four Roses has added a new bourbon to their core lineup. This is a must for your holiday bar, while supplies last. Unless you’ve decided to rearrange your life and run an ongoing stakeout at your favorite retailer, finding Bourbon this good hasn’t been possible in quite a while.

Four Roses Small Batch Select Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) ($54.99)

93 points Whisky Advocate: “The limited-edition releases from Four Roses are always top-notch, but this bourbona permanently available addition to the lineupproves itself every bit the equal of its rarer brethren. Made with the distillerys F yeast strain, among others, it has a perfumed nose, with orange blossom, cedar chest, berries, spearmint, tobacco leaves, sassafras, licorice, and layers of earthy spice. The palate is consistent and deep, with flavors of cherry Coke, cough syrup, orange oil, leathery dark fruit, black pepper, chili flakes, and chocolate, shifting into a minty finish replete with pepper, cinnamon, dark chocolate, cooked berries, and roasted walnuts. Full, rich, and utterly satisfying.”

K&L Notes: The Small Batch Select is a 104 proof bottling that is made from the following recipes: OBSV, OBSK, OBSF, OESV, OESK, OESF. It’s a blend of 6 and 7 year old bourbons and is a worthy addition. It’s loaded with spiciness and a bit of sweet fruit on the nose and morphs into vanilla, cigar box, and stone fruits on the palate. It finishes long and clean with a touch of fresh mint lifting it and begging you to sip again.

Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 27, 2019

Four Roses combined six of their popular mash bills to create a whiskey that is greater than the sum of the parts, as indicated by its Whiskey Advocate recognition as Third Best Whiskey in the World. Supremely sippable at 104 proof, but packing a punch of flavor nonetheless. A perfect combination of baking spice, creamy pear and apricot richness, rye spice and a touch of mint. At this price, it’s the perfect sipping/mixing/nosing bourbon to keep at the home bar, and it’s a permanent fixture at the distillery, so supply should be no problem on this one.

Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 27, 2019

We’ve been quietly cranking through this incredible Four Roses offering since it launched earlier this year. It’s become a staple on the bar of nearly ever staff member in our Redwood City store and with good reason. Now with the major accolades bestowed upon it by Whiskey Advocate, I’m guessing it will be on nearly every whiskey lover’s bar by the end of the year. It is perfect holiday drinking. Loaded with insane amounts of cinnamon it would sit next to any dessert splendidly at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Cigar box and cherry fruit notes blend together in a hedonistic concoction worthy of any bourbon lovers adoration. The oak vanillins carry sweetness to every corner of your mouth. The finish hints at the fresh mint and other herbal notes found in Four Roses F yeast strain. It goes on and on and then keep on going thanks to the 104 proof which is absolutely the best decision Four Roses could have made for a blend of this caliber. Huzzah to Brent Elliot – Master Distiller since 2015 and the Master Mind behind this great new offering.

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