Four Roses is a highly reputable bourbon emerging from Kentucky. Smooth and mellow, Four Roses prides itself on their commitment to employing the highest quality water and grains for production. The makers pay a premium for the quality, but it's something they have not compromised on in 45 years, and say they never will. One of the mashes that goes into making Four Roses has a higher rye content than any other bourbon. This results in a spicy, full-bodied bourbon with a unique, long and soft finish.
Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Awards 2016, 2014, 2013
Gold Medal - Denver International Spirits Competition 2014
Rated 91 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013
Rated 89 Points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2013
"Subtlety is the key here: small grains bristling and jostling for position against the softer honeyed vanilla; steady on, there! The delivery is much weightier and altogether thicker than a couple of years back and that honey note (yes, I do mean honey!) is contrasting vitally against the crisper rye; the fog of vanilla descends; seriously impressed: this whiskey was always pleasant but afraid to say boo to a goose. Now a honey injection has actually helped ramp up the rye content and the complexity has benefitted. The nose and delivery are exceptional." -Jim Murray.
Tasting Note: Fruity, floral, gentle spice, honey nose. Crisp, yet soft & smooth, fresh fruit, hints of pear & apple on the palate. Soft & smooth finish.