I was able to get my hands on a sample of Four Roses’ new limited-edition 125th Anniversary small batch bourbon last week, and let me tell you, I didn’t share a drop! The bourbon includes recipes aged 13 and 18 years, and it’s the second special release that marks the brand’s 125th year of distilling.
Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge personally chose three of Four Roses’ 10 unique bourbon recipes to create the new barrel strength, small batch bourbon. It’s spicy yet smooth and exhibits aromas of vanilla, light oak and cherry cordial, with hints of nutmeg and cocoa.
This anniversary bottling offers a taste straight from the barrel when the bourbon is uncut and non-chill filtered. Approximately 8,000 bottles of the Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition 125th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon are planned for distribution in September to U.S. markets.
“I’m always coming across some really amazing bourbons during the selection process,” says Rutledge. “And for this special release, I was presented with quite the challenge to make a selection worthy of toasting our 125th year. I’m thrilled to say this bourbon does just that.”