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

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12 years, 4 months; Virgin Charred Oak
75% Corn, 20% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
Distiller Four Roses (Lawrenceburg, Kentucky)

Another unbelievable single barrel from Four Roses, straight from the barrel...The barrel was hand selected by Jim Rutledge for the distillery store.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: Warehouse V (East), Rick 24, 3rd level, Barrel P

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2014

Oaky, spicy, corny. This feels very much like a stereotypical borubon. Cherry, lightly nutty – and very dnse at cask strength. This goes down very easy...corn, rich, vanilla, sharp spice, and lots of beautiful vanilla and oak. Granola, dense coconut oil, hazlenut oil...dense, oaky, grainy finish. Drying spice (brown cardamom, clove, nutmeg). And yet still so creamy and rich...

Exceptional (3% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date receive this, my highest recommendation).

Value: Very High (based on $71)