Four Roses K&L Exclusive OBSV Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon 750ml

SKU #1142926

When I was having trouble finding a cask of Four Roses single barrel I liked, their distiller Jim Rutledge sent me an email saying, "What's up?" I told him that all of the samples they had been sending out were good, but that I was being picky. I was waiting for the gut feeling I get and the excitement that goes through my spine when I taste something superlative. Jim told me, "Well I'm going to drive out to the warehouse tomorrow and pick your samples myself. I'm sure I can find something that will excite you." And so he did. And now that whiskey is here. There's nothing out of the ordinary or unique about this whiskey, no ripe banana notes or soft cherries, and nothing new. This OBSV cask is simply straightforward, classic, and honest -- much like Rutledge himself. Creamy vanilla, a healthy dose of spice, lots of sweet wood on the finish with a touch of burnt sugar. It's a whopper, too, at 61.6% and 10.5 years of age. It's probably a Bourbon that you'll want to have in your collection because of the level of intensity -- it's the kind of thing you pull out for the guy who thinks he can handle anything. Plus, finding a delicious ten year old, high proof Bourbon is not as easy as it used to be. They're getting to be fewer and far between. (David Driscoll, Spirits Buyer)

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By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/26/2013  | Send Email
I love our bottlings of Four Roses so much! When I tried this sassy little spice bomb, I wanted to take the bottle and hide out and drink all day! It's layered and interesting- vanilla, caramel, smoke, spice, with all the plush prettiness that quality bourbon delivers. Caution, though- needs a hit of water or rocks- it's hot! LOVE it!

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/19/2013  | Send Email
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My favorite barrel we have had so far. This is big, rich dense Bourbon with tons of deep red fruits, sweet spice and peanut brittle flavors. The whiskey has a saturated round texture on the palate with soft caramel tones and exotic spices.

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Varietal:

Bourbon

Country:

United States

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Kentucky