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Four Roses Bourbon invites BourbonBlog.com to an extremely rare tasting of the Four Roses Super Premium Platinum Bourbon (which is only exported to Japan).

While this is an export only  Bourbon, watch as we review this bourbon on camera with friends from Seven Grand of Los Angeles  and Four Roses.

Four Roses Ambassador Al Young tells BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer that the birth of this particular expression of Four Roses dates back to the days when Seagram’s (former owners of Four Roses) only exported Bourbon out of the U.S.A.

Four Roses is now owned by Kirin. While the Super Premium can only be purchased in Japan, there are delicious expressions both (limited and year round) that Four Roses offers in the USA and across the globe….should you worry about missing this one if you never make it to Japan?

We loved tasting it, it is quite a treasure of a bourbon, read our review below and watch the video above.!

Four Roses Super Premium Platinum Bourbon Review 

Four Roses Super Premium Bourbon Japan

Four Roses Super Premium Bourbon, exported to Japan only

DISTILLERY: Four Roses Bourbon, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

AGE: Blend of Bourbons aged between 8 and 10 years old

COLOR: Medium Amber

NOSE: Citrus, floral against pleasant barrel char.

TASTE: Balance of buttery rich and approachably lightly sweet. Soft chocolate, dry cocoa with hints of lychee, melon, and baking spices.

We can see how many of the deep and layered flavors would be complimentary to Japanese cuisine.

FINISH: Luscious sweet char and oak.

While it is absolutely like no other Four Roses Bourbon we’ve ever tasted, signature mellow notes that hallmark of Four Roses.

 

 

 

Four Roses Super Premium Platinum Bourbon

Hosted and Produced by Tom Fischer
Filmed and edited by Claire Ramsay
Photo of three bottles by Claire Ramsay

 

One Response to “Four Roses Super Premium Platinum Bourbon Review”

  1. Eric Scism

    Man thats really cool to see the tasting behind the scenes! Its a bummer it’s only exported to Japan, but hey it makes it really cool to hear the story behind that. I’m interested in how Kirin owns Four Roses that seems very strange to me. Do they just own the exportation of Four Roses or do they actually own the whole distillery?