Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
Size: 750 ML
ABV (Proof): 45% (90 Proof)
Tasting Notes: Mellow spice, rich fruit, hints of sweet oak, and caramel. On the palate - mellow, ripened red berries, dried spice, well-balanced, rich. Soft, smooth and pleasantly long
How to Enjoy: Neat or On The Rocks
Four Roses makes 10 distinct recipes of whiskey. They start with two different mash bills:
60% corn, 35% rye, and 5% malted barley
or 75% corn, 20% rye, and 5% malted barley
Once the mash is cooked, the mixture is fermented using one of five different distinct strains of yeast. Each of these distinct concoctions is then distilled and barreled separately in charred new oak barrels (charred somewhere between a #3 and a #4 char).
After enough time to satisfy the “Straight bourbon whiskey” appellation (roughly 6 to 8 years according to some sources), the barrels are blended together in batches of approximately 250 barrels to create the “small batch” production run that’s put in the bottle and shipped out.