Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon
Small Batch Select is comprised of a blend of six recipes* aged between 6-7 years and bottled without chill filtration at 104 proof. (* OBSV, OESV, OBSK, OESK, OBSF, and OESF)
Cocoa powder dusted dark chocolate truffles shine through on the nose, with spearmint gum, spicy oak, and earthy-leather undertones. The palate offers salted caramel and peanut shells, along with licorice, oak, and baking spices, with a bit of a sharp astringency coming through towards the back. This one stays chocolate through and through, with chocolate syrup, Peppermint Patties, and barrel char closing the show.
Four Roses produces bourbon differently from most major American distilleries. They distill two different mash bills: the “E” lower rye mash features 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% malted barley while the “B” higher rye mash is made with 35% rye, 60% corn, and 5% malted barley. These two mash bills are fermented with five unique strains of yeast; F, K, O, Q, and V, each of which imparts different flavors to the whiskey. These ten different bourbons are then blended to create Four Roses products.