Distiller: Four Roses
Bourbon: Four Roses 130th anniversary edition
Region: Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Age: Mix of 10, 13,14, and 16-year barrels
The Barrel Cellar Score: 96
Review Date: 2/16/2019
Color: Deep Amber
Nose: Cinnamon, leather, vanilla, cocoa, oak
Taste: Medium bodied, velvety, has a slight oily mouthfeel. First taste (poured neat): Cherry wood, leather, dried apricot, and vanilla. Drop a couple of ice cubes in your glass and tastes of cedar emerge, also chocolate and charcoal.
Assessment: This bourbon is quite unique. It’s well balanced and reserved yet full of flavor. It isn’t sweet but leaves you with the warm satisfaction of an aperitif. If I had to pick one bottle of bourbon to impress my whiskey loving friends with this would be it. This anniversary edition release has a finish that extends beyond when the last hint of oak disappears from your pallet. It delivers happy thoughts of what the next limited release from Four Roses distilling will possibly bring. The quality and memorability of limited release make the price well worth it.
Four Roses 130th Anniversary bourbon is a truly memorable bourbon. As of February 16th 2019, I know where you can still find a pour. 96 Points
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