In this … For those that are wondering why I’m specifying a recipe, it’s because Four Roses has ten different recipes for their Single Barrel store picks. Notes of caramel, wood, spice, citrus, vanilla, dried strawberries and bit floral. During that time the charred barrel will add oak and woody flavors to the Bourbon, as well as sweet vanilla and toffee notes from the carmelized sugars that are produced during the charring process. Four Roses uses 2 different mashbills and 5 different yeast strains to create 10 unique bourbon recipes. Like the standard single barrel offering, there are pronounced floral hints on the nose, but there was a definite burn on the nostrils from the higher proof. The “O” represents the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. I’d suggest checking that post on the lower 20% rye recipes for the background on this effort and how I stacked those 5 recipes.. In case you are new to Four Roses, you can check out and learn to read their recipes here. This was a private selection by Crown Liquors. I had a choice … OBSO or OESF. Complex, full bodied and surprisingly smooth, with a long finish that's unbelievably mellow. Each barrel ages differently, and is allowed to age until the desired taste profile is reached for the intended product.

Warehouse HE, Recipe: OBSV (always for regular single barrels), Barrel #51 – 20, ABV: 50%. A sweet corn base, additional rye adds spicy notes further polished by the barley.

Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2012 – review. My specialist shop here in Copenhagen, Denmark has Four Roses Small Batch LE 2014, Single barrel LE 2013, Single Barrel LE 2014 on the shelves. Soft banana and tropical notes coat the entry, dusted with wood shavings and peppery notes. Yes, I know … I could've bought both, but I have to budget myself, unfortunately. Hopefully it is good. Prices: $74, $89 and $103. In K&L’s Words: Four Roses OBSQ K&L Single Barrel “The latest cask of OBSQ marks one of the last of our Jim Rutledge picks and it’s the fruitiest of the bunch. Recipe: OBSO. Was missing a OBSO from the 10 recipe set, so happy to have it. This was a private selection by Crown Liquors. 56% ABV.

Stephen Netherton. I previously reviewed OESO, OBSV, OBSF, and OESF.

Color: Amber. Four Roses Private Selection Single Barrel, Barrel Strength: OBSF vs. OESF.

There’s a lingering light charred smell. A premium single-barrel bourbon with a taste you'll want to savor again and again. Stephen is a regular writer at Four Roses Single Barrel has long been a favorite of mine, but it’s also a bit unique, so it’s not for all bourbon drinkers. Be responsible. How to Read a Four Roses Bourbon Label 1st Letter Indicates the Location of the Distillery. Nose: Overall a bit light on the nose. Undaunted, I will persist. 11 years, 8 months. Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 (502) 839-3436. At no point does this whiskey ever feel like its 114.2 proof. Anyways, enough of my rambling. Four Roses bourbon follows 10 distinct recipes, which are marked on the bottle. Four Roses Icons of Whiskey – OBSO ABV: 54.7% Store: Binny’s Age:10 yrs 4 mo . Palate: Oaky dark sweets with a bit of leather and spice. We picked up a store pick bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel Barrel Select, OBSO, aged 9 years, 11 months. Four Roses Private Selection. Pin. There was something “green” to it… almost vegetal but not quite. The strain of yeast used in this single barrel adds a touch of delicate fruitiness perfectly in balance with the spice and clove. Four Roses ages each barrel for at least 5 years. In reality, there are two different recipes with 5 potential strains of yeast.