Four Roses K&L Exclusive OESV (10 Years Old) Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

SKU #1349284

This awesome little cask was an outlier during the tasting. I'm a huge fan of the V yeast strain so when I noticed this cask, right around ten years old, I knew it would be right in my sweet spot. The usual soft fruit and subtle spice this cask was totally out of the profile. I should have known seeing the funky weathered and warped barrel. The color in the glass was an immediate give away as well. Two or three ticks darker than the other nine casks and much more woodsy. The nose is full of pepper and bitter herbs -thujon, gentian and exotic roots. Cigar box, old leather and burnt sugar. The palate is rightfully intense and down right spicy with a building cinnamon and clove quality that's nearly overpowering. This is one for those who like them dry and spicy. The dark bitters aromas on the nose don't translate to the palate however and it keeps from feeling astringent by some brown sugar and honey notes. With such an odd ball flavor profile and ugly gnarled barrel, I should have known that this barrel was a leaker, but I was nonetheless astonished when I found out that this barrel on turned out 108 bottles.

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Staff Image By: Anthony Russo | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/13/2018 | Send Email
This is the funkiest of the bunch, and, in my opinion, the best. So strange. Smells like a popcorn stand from far away mixed with oily fruit. With a touch of water, and I'm hesitating to write this because it annoys me when people do it with wine, but it smells like a fresh vegetable garden next to a wood cabin after rain fall. So awesome and interesting.

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Varietal:

Bourbon

Country:

United States

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Sub-Region:

Kentucky

Alcohol Content (%): 61.1