I asked him to let me know when the bottle was hitting shelves, as I’d like to post short piece about the release. So, as you’re reading this post, 114 bottles are currently hitting the shelves at Maisano’s for about $60 each. That’s the barrel yield. Not a lot to go around.
Being an OBSF recipe, this Four Roses is spicy! Cardamon and cinnamon lead the nose, alongside hints of caramel, red fruits, and oak. Taste-wise, oak spice is a major player here. Underneath lies a bed of creamy caramel. The bourbon opens up to reveal ripe tree fruits and vanilla, with a touch of spearmint. The finish is long, leaving a warm, satisfying cinnamon-topped vanilla creme.
Four Roses store picks generally don’t disappoint, and this one is no exception. I tend to like the spicier “B” recipes from the distillery. Great barrel pick from Jonathan. 8.5/10
Thanks to Maisano’s for the sample. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.