Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, and former Master Distiller Jim Rutledge (retired) collaborated to select the Limited Edition Small Batch blends. The 2016 release is a blend of two 12-year old bourbons (Mashbill: 75% corn, 20% rye, and 5% malted barley) and one 16-year old bourbon (Mashbill: 60% corn, 35% rye, and 5% malted barley). The 2016 Release was a finalist in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge with 97 points.
We tasted Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength 2016 Release at Meeting No. 65 on December 14, 2017. We rated it very highly at 3.81 out of 5. Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength 2016 Release ranks 15th overall in Bourbon. At a street price of $200, this spirit is expensive, but worth it.
Elliott • 12/14/2017 • 4.5
This is crystal clear, sharp and tasty. Grape ade and a sweet and sour finish. Massively drinkable even at this proof.
Dave B. • 12/14/2017 • 4.5
When angels make cremme brûlé ...
Michael • 12/14/2017 • 4.0
Great rye notes. Flavorful. Doesn’t taste like 112 proof.
Brad • 12/14/2017 • 3.5
Nutty nose and buttery flavor, bit of nutmeg. Clear and untainted. Dangerous lack of high-proof taste.
Gavin • 12/14/2017 • 3.0
Rich rye notes on the nose and palate. Charcoal and musty old attic. Horizontal sun rays illuminating the dust in the air.
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