2016 marked the first release of Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch bourbon blended exclusively by Master Distiller Brent Elliot. Brent noted this is the first time in more than seven years the OESO recipe has been included in a Limited Edition Small Batch. Bottled at barrel strength, 9,258 of these bottles hit shelves last September.
Blend of three bourbons: 12 year OESO, 12 year OESV, 16 year OESK
Nose: Sophisticated with a plethora of fruits,
predominantly green apples and cherries. Caramel, baking spices, and toasted
oak bring balance to this fantastic aroma.
Taste: Initial notes of crème brulee, vanilla, and dried
fruits create a smooth entry. The mouthfeel is thick and warming, with bold
layers of baking spices and sweet tobacco.
Finish: The sweetness fades while the tobacco leaves your
2016 release is delicious and well balanced. The flavors are bold however, it goes down
exceptionally smooth; always a feat for barrel proof bourbons. It may be my favorite Four Roses Limited
Edition Small Batch to date- sorry 2012 release, you have been dethroned!