- Whiskybase ID
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 125th Anniversary Edition
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Number of bottles
- 51.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 14 Oct 2013 11:33 pm
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48 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Four Roses Limited Edition - Small Batch
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.72 points
- This is simply great bourbon. Probably one of the best bourbons one can drink. A legend. Already.
- Rich and robust. Full of flavors and depth and it’s able to do what so many bourbons fail to do and that is rein in the wood. Perhaps a bit too cinnamon-y on the palate for my tastes but all in all an a very good bourbon. Excellent cask selection.
Extremely aromatic and intense. At over 50% ABV we get the obvious fumes of alcohol but it’s countered well by the rich notes of french vanilla, brandied cherries, banana, pumpkin pie and hints of honey. There’s also some toasted oak, cigar box, leather, wood varnish, café cubano and milk chocolate. With water the spices open; cinnamon, white peppercorn and clove
Rich caramel and vanilla followed by a heap of spices. Cinnamon (Big Red Gum), turmeric, nutmeg, ginger and black pepper. Hints of tropical fruit like banana and pineapples. Some espresso and milk chocolate as well. Just a splash of water will do as it drowns easily.
Oak but not overly woodsy and bitter. French vanilla, dark coffee, tamarind, orange rind and cherry cough drops and is medium to long.
- Very well put together dram. Too much cherry for my taste.
- Created from 3 of Four Roses' 10 bourbon recipes: OBSV (18 years), OBSK (13 years) and OESK (13 years)
- Whiskey Advocate - American Whiskey of the Year
Tasting Notes - It’s mature, yet very elegant whiskey, with a silky texture that’s so easy to embrace with a splash of water. It exudes balanced notes of honeyed vanilla, soft caramel, a basket of complex orchard fruit, blackberry, papaya, and a dusting of cocoa and nutmeg. The finish is pleasing and very smooth. It’s sophisticated and stylish, with well-defined flavors.
This is the second year in a row for Four Roses to receive this honor, and it’s well-deserved. To be honest, I didn’t think Four Roses could ever improve on last year’s limited edition small batch release—let alone the very next year—but they did. This particular release, however, is the finest bourbon I’ve ever tasted from Four Roses. It’s a marriage of 18 year old bourbon and two different 13 year old bourbons, each with a different combination of yeast strains and mashbills.