Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Four Roses
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • fruit
  • caramel
  • nutty
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • rose
  • raisin
  • coffee

Four Roses

Single Barrel Bourbon (0.75l, 50%)
Price $43.99

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They say it all began when the founder became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. She said "Yes" to a proposal by wearing a corsage of four red roses. Ahhh. The rest is history or is it? Four Roses was established in 1888. It is somewhat unclear where the name Four Roses comes from, as several different stories are told about. It was probably named for company founder Rufus Mathewson Rose, his brother Origen, and their two sons. 
 
Around the end of the 1950s, despite the popularity of the brand, owners decided to discontinue the sale of Four Roses Bourbon in order to focus on sales of blended Whiskey. Four Roses continued to be unavailable as straight Bourbon in the U.S. for more than 40 years — until 2002, when they again focused exclusively on Four Roses Straight Bourbon. 
 
Four Roses distills ten separate Bourbons using two mash recipes and five yeast strains. 

 
Smartass Corner:
Four Roses is the preferred drink of hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Four Roses
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium copper with golden hues.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Fresh, lightly nutty and winey. Notes of malt-rye sweetness.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Denser and mouth-filling on the palate. Notes of caramel, vanilla, raisins, a hint of a charred oak and coffee.
 
Finish
Sweet. Fairly long, nice and lingering.
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  • sweet
  • fruit
  • caramel
  • nutty
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • rose
  • raisin
  • coffee
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Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Four Roses is the only distillery we are aware of that uses single level storage rick-houses to age their core Whiskey. They do this because they believe that variations in temperature, pressure, and humidity within multi-story warehouses makes for inconsistent Bourbon.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Four Roses is the only distillery we are aware of that uses single level storage rick-houses to age their core Whiskey. They do this because they believe that variations in temperature, pressure, and humidity within multi-story warehouses makes for inconsistent Bourbon.
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