Four Roses Small Batch

Four Roses Small Batch

Massive thanks to Vin PF of No Nonsense Whisky for this sample. I actually tried it ages ago, but lost the notes, then found them again amidst a tidy up.

Bottled at 45% ABV

Nose: Classic bourbon nose. Vanilla, oak, brown sugar. Then some heather and mint as it develops. 7/10

Palate: Quite lively and prickly with chilli spice. Pepper too. Nuts, drying oak, but with sugary sweetness too. Well balanced. Some beeswax bitterness. 8/10

Finish: Long and warming with a satisfying oakiness. 7/10

Value for money: At less than £30 a bottle you can’t go wrong! 8/10

Looks: Decent looking bottle, no bells and whistles. 6/10

Total score: 73.5/100

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