Paid: $40 for 750ml
Distilled / Owned By: Four Roses / Kirin
Aged For: Around 8 years
Four Roses Recipe: OBSV (High Rye, delicate fruit, spicy and creamy)
Mashbill: 60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3 and 4
Chill Filtered: Yes
Batch Info: Warehouse HW, Barrel 34-10
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Color: Orangeish Copper
Nose: Cinnamon, the high rye presence makes itself known. Oak, touches of vanilla.
Taste: Peppermint, Cracked peppercorns, and cinnamon demonstrate the rye presence. Carmel, butterscotch and sweet corn give it a sweeter second half.
Finish: Spicy and lingering. Nutmeg and Coffee. Quiet a dry finish.
Overall: Complex and spicy is the Four Roses consensus and I would have to agree. A great high proof, high rye bourbon.
Score: 85 out of 100