Paid: $50 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Four Roses / Kirin
Aged For: Min 6 Years
Mashbill: Blend of OBSV, OBSK, OBSF, OESV, OESK, and OESF
Cask Type: New charred oak
Chill Filtered: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Brown sugar, charred marshmallows, graham crackers, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, fruits, and spice
Feel: Medium body
Taste: Tastes sort of like a liquid smores, followed by a sharp rye spice with cracked black pepper, and oak. Vanilla, mint, and hints of citrus.
Finish: Medium warmth and shorter medium length. Light berries, vanilla, and oak with caramel.
Thoughts: I really love the opening taste of smores on the palate, but then it turns the spice dial up and sort of ruins it for me. Not bad, but I feel like I was being teased.
Score: 78 out of 100