Four Roses Distillery tells BourbonBlog.com that the new Four Roses Small Batch 2011 Limited Edition Small Batch will be released this September and mingles four recipes – aged between 11 and 13 years – of the distillery’s 10 unique recipes (watch video below that describes the 10 recipes).
The release of the Four Roses 2011 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon will coincide with the September’s Kentucky Bourbon Heritage Month and will be officially introduced at the 2011 Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which you can view of our extensive coverage on here.
The new Small Batch Limited Edition will include four recipes hand-selected by Master Distiller Jim Rutledge. The bourbon utilizes Four Roses’ recipes coded OBSK and OESQ, both aged 13 years, as well as recipes OESV aged 12 years and OESK aged 11 years.
The 2011 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon presents aromas of honeysuckle, toasted oak, almond toffee, and spicy hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, with subtle fruit flavors of dried apricot, ripe plum, plus brown sugar, honey and dark chocolate covered cherries.
“This year’s limited small batch release is a classically refined bourbon that really showcases our ability to utilize the distillery’s 10 distinct recipes,” Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com. “The combination of spicy, fruity and floral flavors make this a rich, mellow offering perfect for any occasion.”
The distillery will produce approximately 3,500 bottles of the barrel strength, non-chill filtered bourbon to markets where Four Roses is currently available in the U.S.
Four Roses’ limited edition bourbon offerings have historically sold out quickly and been highly acclaimed by us here at BourbonBlog.com and our fellow spirits critics.
Last year’s 2010 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon was rated third by Paul Pacult amongst the top 140 Five-Star Rated Spirits of the world in his renowned liquor industry publication The Spirit Journal.