Four Roses Small Batch Review
Distillery: Four Roses (owned by Kirin Brewery Company of Japan)
Expression: Small Batch (approximately 11-13 years)
Region: Kentucky, USA
Ideally I’d be sampling this bottle in a rocking chair on a Kentucky porch during a moonlit night while listening to crickets chirp away and breathing in some fresh Kentucky air.
But in the crowded hustle and bustle of Taipei City amidst a symphony of honking car horns and the smell of 臭豆腐, it’s still a fantastic little bourbon.
Nice improvement on the Four Roses Yellow (Standard).
A well-balanced dram, and the higher rye content gives your pallet a swift kick in the pants.
Four Roses Small Batch Tasting Notes
Nose: Caramel, Nutmeg, Dark cherry, light honey
Palate: Spicy Rye, Oak, Vanilla, Light Cinnamon, Floral and Citrus Notes
Finish: Smooth and pleasant, vanilla, relatively long