Four Roses Straight Bourbon
Their standard offering, Four Roses Straight Bourbon is made of all ten recipes aged a minimum of five years, blended together, and bottled at 80 proof. Expect caramel and dried-cherry aromas, a flavor akin to dark chocolate-covered cherries. The long, mouthwatering finish is dark and decadent, evoking chocolate, espresso, leather, nutmeg and clove.
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.