BourbonBlog.com is first to report online that Four Roses Distillery will release 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon bottled at barrel strength in mid-September 2014, from barrels ranging in age from 9 to 13 years.
For 2014, 11,200 total bottles of the Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon will be released globally. This is the greatest quantity of any Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch ever compared to Limited Edition Small Batch 2013 with 8,000 global total bottles and around 4,000 in other prior years including 2012. According to Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, it was only within the last few years that a small portion of the production of limited edition bottles began being sold outside the U.S.A.
Master Distiller Jim Rutledge selected four of the Four Roses ten Bourbon recipes to create the 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon: 13-year-old Bourbon from Four Roses’ OBSV recipe, 12-year-old OESV, 11-year-old OBSF and 9-year-old OBSK.
“We’ve only scratched the surface with what we can do with our ten Bourbon recipes relative to varying flavor profiles for special releases,” Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com.
We’ll bring you our complete review of the 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch soon. Four Roses says the following about this bourbon:
It is s both bold and refreshing, with aromas of light orange zest, glazed maple and fresh spearmint. The flavor profile includes orange citrus and mellow hints of honey, which are expertly mingled with a palate of mild cloves and cool mint for a long, bold and smooth finish.
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