The Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon that BourbonBlog.com was the very first to review around a year ago makes the news again as it was ranked number three on Paul Pacult’s list of the 140 Top Five-Star Spirits in the World for 2011! With a limited distribution of only 3,600 bottles in September 2010, we’d suggest you look for a bottle if you don’t already have yours.
F. Paul Pacult, renowned liquor industry critic and publisher of The Spirit Journal, “The Quarterly Independent Guide to Distilled Spirits, Beers and Wines,“ named Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon a five-star recommendation, the highest possible, last September.
Four Roses’ 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon includes three of Four Roses’ 10 unique recipes: OBSV aged 15 years, OBSK aged 11 years and OESK aged 10 years. The three bourbon recipes were mingled at barrel strength creating a rich, complex spirit with definitions of soft oak, caramel and honeysuckle aromas. The offering emitted subtle flavors of cherries, apricot, light spice, honey and raspberries giving it a creamy, smooth and mellow finish.
“Enjoy this American masterpiece full on,” wrote Pacult in The Spirit Journal. “The genius of master distiller Jim Rutledge continues to define what world-class American whiskey is all about. Stunningly luscious. Authentic benchmark territory.”
“The three recipes chosen for this small batch bourbon each express unique flavor characteristics that collectively create an exquisite, timeless bourbon,” Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com. “I believe this is a classic, well defined bourbon you’ll not just savor, but long remember.”