Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2017

Four Roses 2017 Small Batch LE

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Four Roses / Kirin

Region: Kentucky

54% ABV

Aged For: 12 to 15 Years

Mashbill: 2 different OESK’s, and OESV

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

Color: Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Dry oaky spices, vanilla, caramel cream, a bit of earth and nutmeg

Feel: Medium body and dry

Taste: Spicy vanilla, cream, oak, chocolate, baking spice, and leather-bound books

Finish: Medium length and warmth, lots of caramel and vanilla with just a faint hint of fruit

Thoughts: It’s releases like this that have killed my interest in LE bourbon. It’s a very enjoyable whisky, but go ahead and google it and look for a price, $450 and up. For $20 bucks I can get some Wild Turkey and while it’s not as good, it’s enjoyable bourbon and less than a car payment for the average fellow to get ahold of.

Score: 85 out of 100

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