Four Roses Distillery is a special place with a special page in history. One of only six distilleries that were permitted to operate during Prohibition to produce medicinal Bourbon, it has an intriguing history. Sitting on the banks of the Salt River in the serene rural part of Kentucky, it saw ups and downs, until it was resurrected in 2002. Today, the Lawrenceburg distillery creates top-notch Bourbons, each with its special twist.
Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is one of the special ones. Four Roses has two different mash bills and five different yeast strains, which creates ten unique recipes. Four of those recipes are blended to make Small Batch, a unique and perfectly balanced Bourbon. Each Bourbon is aged for at least four years, hand-selected and blended. The rich spicy flavors come from high rye content of two of the Bourbons, while the other two bring lighter fruity flavors. Four Roses Small Batch won 21 awards, including two gold medals at San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The best way to enjoy this amber beauty is neat or on the rocks.
Flavors of dark cherry and brown sugar on the palate. Very good bourbon.
Spicy Peppery with a nice Sweetness
Regularly my go to whiskey. Caramel notes and slight spice go well together. I can comfortable drink it straight or make a cocktail with it and it compliments well and can hold its own against whiskeys of a similar price and higher.
Easy drinking, great bourbon. Smooth and light bite at the back end.
Very nice, sweet, smooth bourbon.
I prefer this over the 4R single barrel, really enjoyable pour
Sweet sweet bourbon!
Right up there as one of the top bourbons in my stock. Smooth, very enjoyable.
Such a unique flavor. My go to bourbon
This is one of the best buys in bourbon. While it holds its own in a cocktail I prefer it neat. I get mostly woody notes on the nose, stonefruit and cinnamon on the palette. The mouthfeel is very smooth and decadent with a long, spicy finish and notes of vanilla. If I had to keep just one bottle in the cabinet this would be a contender.
Bought this and Elijah Craig. Like the Elijah Craig much better.
I'm a novice, but I really liked this one aside from it being on the pricey side for my current taste/budget. Easy to drink, but has more character than Monkey Shoulder, which is another good beginner whiskey that I liked.
Buttery caramelized brown sugar nose and flavor
Smooth tasting with a very subtle spice at the end. Taste of sweetness of vanilla. Sweet smell of hint of cherry without over powering alcohol.
This one tried very hard, but I still haven't found a bourbon that I actually enjoy. Predominantly sugary with a petrol finish.
one of the best bottles I've had so far.
Too smooth. No bite at all. The single barrel is waaay better.
Silky smooth. Love the flavor. Wonderful bourbon
Nice sipping bourbon with a 2x2 or sphere.
love the flavor, smooth and sweet with a spicy finish
Spicy and good! Great whiskey for the price but I don’t think the flavor evolves too much
Vanilla, caramel, fruit and floral on the nose. Taste of caramel apple, vanilla, rose, spice and oak. Overall not bad, gave 6 stars because even my favorites have been rated 9 and I liked them much more.
This is a decent bourbon at its price point, not my favorite but good enough
Easily my go-t0 bourbon (as of 2020)
Too sweet for me though is good as base for Old Fashioned
Smooth not alot of burn
Not my favorite of the four roses collection but still good. More spice than I like
Spicy to drink neat. But lovely when used in a sour or any other mixed drink.
Great bourbon for the price. Love the vanilla and plum notes up front. Just the right amount of spice and alcohol to finish. Simply smooth all around Really excellent value. I would consider this an ideal every day bourbon.
Was referred by a friend to this....big mistake! In the end it was the single barrel that was supposed to be recommended. This is too sour and overblown with ethanol flavor and aroma! One the worst bourbons I've ever had...and that says a lot.
Smooth with great flavor.
Notable for the spicy flavor and fruity/sweet finish.
This is a solid everyday whiskey. It has a bit of spice on the front end and fades into a smooth fruit pretty quickly. The finish a bit short but pleasant.
Full flavor with a Nice smooth finish.
Woodsy vanilla slight bite, but delicious
A little on the sweeter side very smooth and enjoyable
Solid bourbon. The spice is what stayed in my mouth, which isn’t my preference, hence not a higher score.
Warm, smooth, perfect on the rocks
Super smooth, nice balance of sweet and spice
Pretty good, friend and I killed it
Delicious. I love the vanilla, great sipper straight or with a cube.
Fruity and smooth, with some caramel and vanilla. Very easy to sip.
Some of the best I’ve had
This is a lot better than I thought it'd be.
Love this one. Great flavor profile. Neat or with a single cube.
Big fan of Four Roses in general. Small batch offers a more consistent experience than the single barrel and is much better than the base product. That being said I like the crazy variance from single barrels. But this is a solid product. Four Roses is a different kind of animal in the bourbon world with their various recipes/blends.
Always a favorite for me. Just the right amount of sweetness balanced with a peppery spice on the palate and nose for me. One I'd highly recommend for the money that can compete with many higher priced bourbons
Strong flavor but an extremely smooth finish. A perfect bourbon to have in a flask while skiing to keep you warm on the lifts!
Strong bold flavor with a smooth finish
Fell in love with this bottle. Im a "on the rocks" man and it is perfect. Maybe my new go to whiskey. Price is perfect
One of my favorite bourbons, very smooth and drinkable. Always have a bottle in the home bar
Little spicy for my taste, kind of dry. Burns more than expected.
One of my favorites along with the Single barrel!
Great value! better than many bourbons at twice the price.
It's okay? Just so inferior to the single barrel I can't buy it again. Spend a little more and be happier.
I might play favorites, but I like the last and how smooth it is. I compare others to this one. Nice flavor and very smooth.
Smooth, distinct finish. Great easy drinking bourbon.
A very smooth bourbon which was enjoyed by all. An excellent choice for sure. Exceptionally Good!
A very smooth bourbon, perfect for drinking neat. At it's price point it's in a league of it's own for a "small batch" bourbon.
This is a go to when I have a few friends over and I don’t feel like pouring away all my sought after single malts. It’s a solid Bourbon that people tend to really enjoy and I’ve had plenty of these bottles in my home bar but maybe a bit sweet for my taste these days.