fruit
sweet
caramel
nutty
spicy
vanilla
raisin
rose
coffee
Spiral Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Four Roses
Single Barrel
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Medium copper with golden hues.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Fresh, lightly nutty and winey. Notes of malt-rye sweetness.
 
Flavour / 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.
 
Comment
Let’s forget the end of the 20th century. Exciting times are ahead, finally tasting a true Bourbon Whiskey from Four Roses Distillery.
 
Price:
$49.99
Sale ends in 6 days
They say it all began when the founder became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. She answered “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 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 
 
Four Roses distills ten separate Bourbons using two mash recipes and five yeast strains.
 
Trivia:
Four Roses is the preferred drink of hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe.
 
  • Style
    Bourbon
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    Four Roses
  • Bottler
    Four Roses

Four Roses

Single Barrel

(0.75l, 50%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Michael
Michael,
Great depth and flavor profile, agree w/flavor spiral. A beginning, middle, and end. Felt like 3 experiences. Recommended.
Wade
Wade,
Great taste and very smooth
MARK
MARK,
Above average
Michael
Michael,
Well crafted and delicious not amazing but very good bourbon.
Doug
Doug,
Friday after work when I want to unwind
Adam
Adam,
Smooth and nice.
Eric
Eric,
Enjoy, reminds me of the best of days taking me back again to remember good times had by all... smooth in a fine craft cocktail!
Walker
Walker,
Very smooth
Brian
Brian,
Smooth and tasty
Anthony
Anthony,
Sit down. One or two cubes. Enjoy.
Gary
Gary,
Very good every day Bourbon!
Josh
Josh,
I enjoyed the floral notes and bounty of flavors here.
Joseph
Joseph,
Floral, sweet, and smooth. Both this and their small batch are excellent, both in price and quality. Tastes deceivingly like a bottle twice the price. Enjoyed neat or with a few rocks. Because this is warm, smooth and not too boozey, it is a great steppingstone for introducing a friend to the world of bourbon.
Bruce
Bruce,
Nice, easy drinking bourbon.
anonymous
anonymous,
Sweet / spicy
james
james,
I like this whiskey its smooth compared to jack daniels
Jimmy
Jimmy,
Pretty good.
luis
luis,
One of my favorite drinks, goes great with sweet cigar.
Overt
Overt,
Good flavour. Found it a bit harsh out of the bottle. But smoothed out nicely with some air and a bit of ice. Great for the price
Boyd
Boyd,
This is probably my favorite so far. Good flavor and very smooth
anonymous
anonymous,
I enjoyed it. Thought it mellowed out nicely with ice
Shawn
Shawn,
My go-to bourbon. Excellent served neat.
anonymous
anonymous,
I found it a bit harsh, though it mellowed nicely as ice melted. Finish was lingering, but a bit biting. I'm not getting the characteristics most seem to be. Will give it another run.
henry
henry,
This One is very lite and sweet.... a good one for a small party to enjoy....
John
John,
Super tasty. Love the way they age there barrels
Colin
Colin,
I think that in 1963 it cost $4.99 for a fifth. Now.....wow
Kevin
Kevin,
Excellent Bourbon in my opinion. Smooth oaky caramel with a very long finish that enjoyably stays with you for a little while.
anonymous
anonymous,
Couldn't believe it was from Four Roses. They have quite a history to overcome. John Wirth
anonymous
anonymous,
Very smooth, a whisky for a less experience drinker. Sweet, honey, caramel, fruity, oak, nutty. This is one nobody wouldn't drink. The nose is not as good as a average SM in this category, typical Bourbon. It lacks a depth of a older single malt and the aftertaste is short, but I recommend this if your more a Lowland or Speyside drinker. I bought it in the sale for just € 26. So much better than Jack Daniel's Black. It's even a match against Chivas 12, Glenfiddich 12 and Glenlivet 12, totally different and therefore interesting to have it aside your classic SM. Not a disappointment, nice bottle. 50%!
anonymous
anonymous,
Smooth, slightly sweet. Makes a great old fashioned.
anonymous
anonymous,
Love the long finish
anonymous
anonymous,
Solid
Glendon
Glendon,
Maybe the best thing I've ever put in my mouth.
anonymous
anonymous,
Good
Eric
Eric,
Smooth with a hint of citrus.
Steven
Steven,
Of the Bourbons pack this was undoubtedly my favourite. Smooth and refined it was to my taste head and shoulders above the others. I may even have to buy a whole bottle.
Aleksandr
Aleksandr,
A bit too strong
Chip
Chip,
One of the few I could probably drink neat
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