Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge and BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer review the soon to be released Four Roses’ 2011 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon during the Nth Show, as part of the Universal Whisky Experience in Las Vegas.
Master Distiller Jim Rutledge specially selected a 12-year-old bourbon that uses Four Roses’ recipe coded OBSQ, one of ten uniquely handcrafted bourbon recipes produced by Four Roses.
Four Roses’ 2011 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon is uncut and non-chill filtered with approximately 3,600 bottles to be distributed in May to markets where the brand is currently
available…here is our review!
Bourbon: Four Roses’ 2011 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon
Distillery: Four Roses, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Age: 12 years old
Proof: 118 Proof, 59% ABV
Color: Medium to deep amber
Nose: Floral, roses
Taste: Chewy and bright with awakening tones. Strong hints of rye, ripe fruits, and caramel and well-balanced in this OBSQ recipe. Yet another delicious layer of Four Roses 10 Recipes are unveiled to Four Roses fans. While this is a barrel proof Bourbon, the smoothness of this Bourbon doesn’t taste 118 proof.
Finish: Luscious citrus and Bourbon juiciness wrap around the mouth and stay with a delightful candy like nature, though not in a overly sweet fashion.