BourbonBlog.com was the first to bring you a review and the news of Four Roses Distillery releasing a new Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon on this link. Now, we continue to follow this story about this exquisite bourbon which will be released in September 2010.
The Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch includes three of Four Roses’ 10 recipes. It will feature the Four Roses recipe coded OBSV aged 15 years, OBSK aged 11 years, and OESK aged 10 years. Four Roses tells BourbonBlog.com that the three bourbon recipes have been mingled at barrel strength to create a rich, complex spirit defined by soft oak, caramel and honeysuckle aromas. Subtle flavors of cherries, apricot, light spice, honey and raspberries are present giving it a creamy, smooth and mellow finish.
The release is timed to coincide with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Approximately 3,600 bottles of this uncut, non-chill filtered bourbon will be produced and distributed in markets where Four Roses is currently available.
The new Limited Edition Small Batch comes on the heels of Four Roses’ most recent limited edition product – Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel bourbon released this spring to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lawrenceburg distillery building.
Unlike the Limited Edition Single Barrel, which represents one Four Roses recipe aged to perfection, the new Limited Edition Small Batch represents a marriage of recipes to create a unique and special Bourbon of complex and layered flavors.
“The three recipes chosen for this small batch bourbon each express unique flavor characteristics that collectively create an exquisite, timeless bourbon,” Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com. “As this bourbon is being released during our distillery building’s 100th anniversary year, we wanted to commemorate a special time with another special bourbon. I believe this is a classic, well defined bourbon you’ll not just savor, but long remember.”
Four Roses is the only distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce 10 distinct bourbon recipes, each with its own unique character. More information about each of Four Roses Bourbon recipes is explained in this BourbonBlog.com video below and also available at www.fourroses.us/ten