Four Roses Small Batch

Four Roses is notable for their ten distinct bourbon recipes based on two mash bills and five proprietary yeast strains. The Four Roses Small Batch blends barrels of OBSO, OBSK, OESO, and OESK to create a damn good product for a decent price.

Four Roses Small Batch

Four Roses Distillery
90 proof
$32 at Sam's Liquor Store in Columbia, SC

Color: Medium amber.

Nose: Sweet caramel, citrus, rye, some fruity notes, and a comfortable little alcohol burn.

Tasting notes: A healthy dose of oak, balanced by caramel, lemon zest, black peppery spice, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla.  

Overall: B. Four Roses Small Batch is a really good value bourbon. It is complex and spicy, balanced by the caramel and fruity notes. It tastes more expensive than it is, which is one reason to keep it on the shelf.

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