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Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Four Roses

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Four Roses 120th Anniversary Barrel Strength 110.8 Proof
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.40%
8 The perfumed aspect might not appeal to all,but the balance on this is great. Recommended.

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Four Roses 2009 Limited Edition Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 0.00%
8 Intriguing.

Four Roses Barrel Strength Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon, 15 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 52.10%
7 Sugar and spice and all things nice.

Four Roses Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Even the colour is pale. This is a very gentle introduction to bourbon, but with all the elements.

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Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2010 Release
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.00%
8 Another unsung hero shows its quality. Excellent layering effect.

Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Lacking in dimension for a single barrel. Saved by the finish.

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Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 A well knitted bourbon. No sharp edges but no excess sweetness either.

Four Roses Single Barrel 2012 Limited Edition
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 54.70%
8 A muscular character. A dash of water tames it.

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Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 56.00%
8 Big flavour delivery. A sipper, but with one cube of ice or water on the side.

Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2014
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 60.00%
8 Quality whisky making here; everything sits nicely and at exactly the right volume.

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Four Roses Small Batch 2012
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.70%
8 Great balance. Bold but with finesse. Very Four Roses in fact.

Packing a punch
Four Roses Bourbon and Rocky Balboa have a lot in common. They're both well-aged winners with a lot of fans. And now they've crossed paths in the latest Rocky Balboa movie. Four Roses Yellow Kentucky...

March 2007, Issue 62, page 7

Straight from the barrel
Witnessing a little piece of Bourbon history

July 2013, Issue 113, page 34

4 Roses blooming
As most American whiskeys look overseas for new drinkers, Four Roses finds its growth back home. Charles Cowdery investigates.

July 2008, Issue 73, page 14

One Man's Yeast Quest
The story of Four Roses' master distiller and his beloved yeast strains

July 2014, Issue 121, page 70

From the Editor
For us whisky enthusiasts, there are few places we'd rather be than on Islay during the whisky festival (see Dave Broom's diary, pages 20-22). I had the good fortune to stay on the island as a guest ...

September 2001, Issue 18, page 5

Bringing Bourbon Back Home
Four Roses is in its ascendancy, Marcin Miller finds out why and Dave Broom looks at the technical side that sets this brand apart

January 2011, Issue 93, page 40

Kentucky Roses (Four Roses)
Four Roses has thrived since it was bought by Japanese brewer Kirin. Stuart MacLean Ramsay found out why.

October 2003, Issue 34, page 28

American Icons 2008
This edition we present the Icons of Whisky for America.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 8

Iconic Status
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the second round of voting our focus turns to the USA.

December 2011, Issue 100, page 6

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I am not sure about how the weather is with you, but here at Whisky Towers the faint hopes of any summer, Indian or not, have been dashed by cold, damp days and some startlingly crystal clear, co...

December 2007, Issue 68, page 5

Rising spirits
Bourbon is not only continuing its growth in profitability but is carving out a new premium image for itself. Dominic Roskrow reports

January 2007, Issue 61, page 18

The Spiced up backbone
Rye, the most American of drink, but not all of the cereal crop comes from the US

July 2013, Issue 113, page 30

Heading Downtown
America's most famous city hosts the greatest whisky show on earth,we find out more

June 2008, Issue 72, page 9

The BIG Apple
America's east coast metropolis braced itself for the greatest whisky show on earth

June 2007, Issue 64, page 58

American's shooting star
To paraphase an old music expression, it's climbing the drinks chart with a Bulleit.Charles Cowdery on the latest bourbon success

September 2005, Issue 50, page 56

Inspiring Icons
In the second round of voting our focus is on America. The search is on to find the iconic people and places of whisky

October 2012, Issue 107, page 6

No more flavoured whiskey
Fred looks at the ever increasing demand for line extensions

April 2014, Issue 119, page 12

A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 20

WORLD'S BEST AMERICAN WHISKEY
George T.Stagg

April 2008, Issue 71, page 21

A blue grass state of mind
Now in its 16th year, this annual event has become the gathering for bourbon fans. Rob Allanson went to find out more.

November 2007, Issue 67, page 56

A true boon in Kentucky
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is one of the year's whiskey highlights. Damian Riley-Smith brought back a suitcase full of fond memories

March 2003, Issue 29, page 24

Rediscovering America
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the changing state of play for the global drinks giant

July 2011, Issue 97, page 18

The Urban Bourbon trail
The Bourbon guide to Louisville

April 2014, Issue 119, page 53

Too little of a good thing?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the buzz created by the limited editions market.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 48

Whiskey heaven
It was show time in Kentucky and Damian Riley-Smith found it very much to his taste.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 48

Old timer for the ages
We met the man who created a Bourbon legacy

February 2014, Issue 117, page 18

Spine Tingling
Jefferson Chase reviews another whisky laden novel

March 2012, Issue 102, page 70

Future proof?
The world may be going somewhere in a handbag,but the bourbon industry seems to be pretty buoyant at the moment.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 51

It takes Two
Hans and Becky Offringa have combined their respective talents to spread the word about whisky. Dominic Roskrow reports

June 2011, Issue 96, page 31

Expansion demands
Charles K.Cowdery looks at what the US distilling community is doing to meet the growing demand for their products

June 2008, Issue 72, page 46

Maturing nicely
The world's premier whisky event rolled into the English capital for the 8th time,bring with it some of the best whisky in the world.

April 2008, Issue 71, page 12

The cream of the crop
Every year Whisky Magazine holds the Icons of Whisky, the international awards recognising the very best in the whisky industry

January 2007, Issue 61, page 50

Bourbon tastes
Spent any time in Kentucky and you'll soon come across Jeff and Ann McMichael. Dominic Roskrow reports

September 2010, Issue 90, page 35

Innovating the Americans Way
Liza Weisstuch looks at the restriction and innovations from the US distillers

April 2011, Issue 95, page 19

Heading off the trail
Charles K. Cowdery looks at 25 additions to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to help give you a bigger whiskey picture.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 14

Kentucky's finest
After our Icons of Whisky America lunch we decided not to waste the opportunity of having some of the finest bourbon makers in one place.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 32

The blog boys
Dominic Roskrow meets the brains behind the Edinburgh Blog.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 32

Working with the grain
We investigate the grains to produce whiskey in the USA

April 2013, Issue 111, page 36

Ever changing, ever moving
The learning curve continues

July 2014, Issue 121, page 3

Kentucky calling
To really enjoy the bourbon experience of Kentucky you must immerse yourself in the character and culture of the state itself. Our man does exactly that

April 2007, Issue 63, page 36

Whiskies Get Fatter
Naren Young looks at the latest trend of fat washing whiskies

January 2011, Issue 93, page 18

Collecting and Selecting
Fred and his search for that rare American whiskey

July 2014, Issue 121, page 12

Bourbon in the spotlight
Marcin Miller catches up with some of the key figures in the world of bourbon during the Gala Dinner of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

December 2000, Issue 13, page 24

50 Monumental Bourbon Moments
To commemorate the 50 years since bourbon made history

July 2014, Issue 121, page 62

The view from the top
More than 30 enthusiasts, including some distillery managers, made their way to the summit of Ben Rinnes recently. The group were there for the unveiling of a toposcope, or orientation plaque, which ...

June 2009, Issue 80, page 6

The feast of Bourbon
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is starting to attract people from across the world. Dominic Roskrow went to find out why

November 2003, Issue 35, page 27

Mix and mash
Ian Wisniewski asks what the term ‘mashbill' means, and what significance this has for bourbon.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 38

The Bardstown Bourbon Crawl
Your guide to drinking in Bourbon's capital

February 2014, Issue 117, page 53

Kentucky swoon
In the latest in our series,Rob Allanson looks to bourbon country

April 2006, Issue 55, page 34

Festival time
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is normally a safe bet.This year,though, there was an unusual excitement to it,too. Dominic Roskrow reports.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 38

Chart Position

Latest
154
Best
153
Average
147

Bottle Price

Average
£169
Highest
£285

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Four Roses Bourbon 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.15
Four Roses Single Barrel
La Maison du Whisky
£46.00
Four Roses Single Barrel 100 Proof
Master of Malt
£39.70
Four Roses Single Barrel 100 Proof 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.40
Four Roses Single Barrel 2013
Master of Malt
£79.16
Four Roses Single Barrel 50%
The Whisky Exchange
£39.75
Four Roses Single Barrel 50%
The Drink Shop
£43.56
Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition #17 3q 2011
The Whisky Exchange
£84.95
Four Roses Small Batch
The Whisky Exchange
£26.95
Four Roses Small Batch 2013 125th Anniversary
The Whisky Exchange
£89.95
Four Roses Small Batch 45%
The Drink Shop
£30.43
Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.54
Four Roses Yellow Label
The Drink Shop
£24.89
Four Roses Yellow Label
The Whisky Exchange
£20.95
Four Roses Yellow Label 6 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£79.95
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