Review: Four Roses Single Barrel Private Select OBSV Old Hickory Whiskey Bar

Paid: $90 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Four Roses / Kirin

Region: Kentucky

53% ABV

Aged For: 10 years, 10 months

Mashbill: OBSV, 60% corn, 35% rye, 5% barley

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

Other Info: Warehouse EN, Barrel #36-1C

Color: Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a copita

Nose: Blast of fruit with floral undertones, butterscotch, honey, papaya, rosewater, wood shavings

Feel: Buttery, medium to full body

Taste: Cherries, pear, oak, peppermint, honey, mango, caramel, and a touch of clove

Finish: Medium warmth and long lasting, floral notes are very prominent, with touches of oak, vanilla and toffee.

Thoughts: This holds true to the description of OBSV being fruity, the nose at times being more akin to a malt whisky than a bourbon.

Score: 81 out of 100

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