Four Roses Small Batch - 2017 Limited Edition

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53.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Al Young 50th Anniversary
Added on
21 Jun 2017 8:11 am by Jacques-Olivier
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€ 1139.38

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Whisky Reviews for Four Roses Small Batch - 2017 Limited Edition

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. AgentMunky scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Don't add (too much) water.
    • Nose
      70 70
      7 // 7

      High rye, high spice, lots of wood. Faintest whiff of pickle brine.
    • Taste
      85 85
      8.5 // 7

      Green apple, hard candy, real old bourbon - but not quite too much, lots of wood character tempered by clove and huge red fruit notes. Really interesting.
    • Finish
      70 70
      9.5 // 7

      Long and beautiful.

  2. Jacques-Olivier scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. DrBardamu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    5% 23-year OBSV25% 15-year OBSK

    50% 13-year OESV

    20% 12-year OBSF

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This bottling that came out in 2017 and already has a very high reputation amongst bourbon drinkers, and I can see why.
    • Nose
      A deep fruity nose... immediately high class, and great balance already. 
    • Taste
      Soft, elegant, typical Four Roses, yet it is absolutely unique and beautiful... thick and sticky.... winey, grapey, prunes, vanillic, some leather, beautiful caramel and milk chocolate (TWIX chocolate bar)... wow, this is special. Not too oaky, not too spicey... I tried this side by side with the 2016 small batch LE and no contest... it is probably better than any of the other SBLE's. 
    • Finish
      Long, balanced, perfect. I purchased a 2oz sample and had planned on only drinking 1oz. After the first sip, I poured the second oz into the glass. I will try to buy a bottle instead.


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