Review: Four Roses Private Selection Single Barrel (OBSO) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey / by Jason Hambrey

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10 years, 9 months; Virgin Charred Oak
60% Corn, 35% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
Distiller Four Roses (Lawrenceburg, Kentucky)

Four Roses makes some of my favorite bourbon. This, OBSO, is described as the distillery as having a rich fruit characteristic and is one of the four components of Four Roses Small Batch. This barrel was selected by Jim Rutledge for the distillery store.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: Warehouse B (North), Rick 4, 1st level, Barrel T

  • Bottling Code:42 21 181 13 00:07

  • Bottling Date: 2015

Quite fruity, lots of peach, apricot, and quite rich. Candied orange, dried peach, apricot, mint, oak, creamy toffee, cherry, and pineapple. The palate is full of clean oak, rich corn, anise (like a cocktail bitter in spiciness), and celery. Lots of dry spice, corn, light fruit, and light oiliness. The finish has light spice, light fruit (pineapple), and nice oak.

Really shines at 50% ABV.

Highly Recommended (48% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: High (based on $53)