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Bottling NameFour Roses Single Barrel (Export Version)
Bottled ByFour Roses Distillery LLD Lawrenceburg,KY
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content86 Proof
Availability US: Not Available Japan: Not Available Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Available
Views (since 20080612) 8079
Bottling InfoThis is the current Export bottling of Four Roses Single Barrel. It is considerably lower in proof than the new US release of 100 proof. Four Roses original Single Barrel that was out in the US during the 90's was 86 proof as well.

<From Four Roses>

Each specially selected barrel, matured for at least 7 years, produces about 280 bottles of this single barrel bourbon. Using a proprietary yeast strain for a very fruity taste and a special mashbill, with more rye to capture a hint of spiciness, results in a complex body that is full-bodied, yet mellow and smooth. Maturation in charred, new white oak barrels leaves no two barrels with the exact same flavor yet, after our careful selection process it is very challenging to define the difference between barrels. Single barrel has a flavor character that is most often enjoyed "straight up" or "on the rocks".

Review from gillmang (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 805, Created:20070713133524, Updated:20070713135540)
Purchased at:The Netherlands
Purchased for:25 Euros
Info on this bottle:Per neck label, bottled in 1999 distilled 1992.
Nose:A perfumed note, some sweet vanilla candy and florals but all very light, you have to tease them out.
Taste:Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Mild taste, soft, rounded. There is a hint in the back of the "cinnamon red hots" found in the current U.S. release. Very much like a dryish cognac in style. Quite different withal from the current U.S. release.
Finish:Mildly (again) tangy, which might be some light tannins or the ethanol, also, a woodsy taste emerges (very lightly char-like).
Overall:A very interesting dram, styled I would think for the brandy-oriented European market or that part of the spirits market accustomed to smooth malts such as Balvenie. One of the softest and mildest bourbons I ever had. A classy drink indeed.

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