Issue 15 Issue 15 Tastings Tastings

Tasting: Four Roses, Small Batch Select

Four Roses

Small Batch Select

Kirin Holdings

Proof: 104
ABV: 52%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Big caramel candy twist with dark chocolate and toffee. Sweet brown sugar and dark raisin. Autumn leaves and allspice. Stone fruits and coffee.

Palate: Coats your palate with layers of sweetness: caramel, brown sugar, and creamy crème brûlée. Oak tannins and coffee. Apple and stone fruit.

Finish: It lingers, clean and dry, getting deeper into allspice and clove.

Comments: A textured mouthfeel that you could cut with a knife and fork, this is lovely!



Susan Reigler

Nose: Sweet cherries with a pinch of cinnamon and almonds, followed by vanilla and brown sugar.

Palate: Cherries turn dark and vanilla becomes dark chocolate. Add a little water to release cinnamon Red Hots. Enjoyable balance of fruit-chocolate-spice.

Finish: Fruit lingers at the back of the throat while nutty oak softens. A dash of pepper flames up at the very end.

Comments: The proof accounts for some lip tingling. Otherwise, as smooth as it is complex.



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