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Four Roses Bourbon Limited Edition Small Batch 2015 Release Tasting notes and reviews

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Four Roses Bourbon Limited Edition Small Batch 2015 Release

Brand
Four Roses Bourbon
Expression
Limited Edition Small Batch 2015 Release
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
54.30%
Produced at
Four Roses Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
Pungent sour fruit, barbecue meat, high toned marzipan and sherried dried fruit. Subtle corn and a sliver of astringent rye. The oak dominates but the lightly mentholated, sour mash character keeps it edgy.
Palate
Softer and creamier with the oak blanketing and hiding the astringent notes. Armagnac dried fruit notes break free along with some rough edged tannins an herbal rye.
Finish
Lovely length. Juicy and mouth-watering with the oxidised fruit and rye lingering along with the gritty, earthy tannins.
Comment
You have to love that raw character!

Joel Harrison

93
Nose
The strength isn't immediate at first, but rises slowly from the glass to give horseradish, truffle and star anise. Very complex.
Palate
A good whack of real vanilla, oak, some sweet cure bacon and black olives. A touch salty and totally delicious.
Finish
Dark chocolate covered cherries, plums and poached pears.
Comment
Phew, this is big in every way. You don't know if you want to sip it neat, pour it over ice or make an utterly indulgent Manhattan or Old Fashioned with it. My choice? All three. And throw in a Sazerac for good measure, too!
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