Distiller: Four Roses, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, USA (For now. Brand owned by Diageo)
Style: High rye bourbon.
Age: 10 y/o
Proof: 91.2 (45.6% ABV)
Michigan State Minimum: $47
Appearance: Burnt orange
Nose: Alcohol, red pepper flakes, charred oak.
Palate: Caramel, toffee, oak, serrano chiles, lavender, grape bubblegum.
Finish: Oak, alcohol, circus peanut.
Parting words: This is the latest installment in the “cleaning out my liquor cabinet” series. I bought this bottle at the distillery. Well, not at the distillery it was distilled at, but at the one that serves as home to the “Bulleit Experience”, Stizel-Weller.
This this bourbon is fine. No flaws, drinks well, etc. But Four Roses Single Barrel is $42, 100 proof and almost always more interesting than this. There’s no good reason to buy this bourbon instead of that one. Bulleit 10 y/o is mildly recommended.