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

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11 years, 9 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 Liquor Barn.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: Warehouse F (South), Rick 6, 3rd level, Barrel L

  • Bottling Code: 42 21 182 13 10:43

  • Bottling Date: 2015

Very oaky. Lots of corn, grain, pineapple, charry. Some spice comes in too. Dried pineapple, dried fruits, caramel. The palate is dry, driven by dry oak and nutmeg. It is gorgeous, in fact, on the palate. At CS, it has a really nice effect – a very nice bourbon. The finish is nice – creamy, dry and full of brown cardamom and oak. Overall, oaky, big, integrated, with a blistering finish that keeps on delivering...awesome.

Very Highly Recommended (18% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: Very High (based on $53)