Four Roses OBSF "Fairy Garden" Barrel Strength Bourbon
"Fairy Garden", bottled at 58.8% abv, really leans into the herbal qualities, along with a puckish zing that can take you by surprise if you don't let it open and breathe for a few minutes. But when you do, what wonders await! Intensely spicy aromas, along with mint, tobacco, and root beer dance upon your nose, teasing to overtake you, but their impish whimsy is but a game. On the palate, sweet creamed corn and cherry vanilla swirls play backdrop to a pagan processional of herbs, alongside evermore tickling rye spice. On the finish, this processional reaches a climax, focusing in on a strong punch of parsley, which leaves you reeling on a slightly dry, savory, fading memory... a most rare vision.