Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2019
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Kirin Brewery Company
  • Age 11-21 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 56.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • berries
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • cake
  • sweet
  • custard

Four Roses

Small Batch Limited Edition 2019 (0.75l, 56.3%)
Price $623.99

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An exquisitely aged, masterfully blended, and deeply flavored wonder-Bourbon from Four Roses.

The Four Roses trademark was filed in 1888, but there are conflicting origin stories going all the way back to 1860. By 1900 it had become a brand well-known for quality. But from the 1950s - 1990s the brand was neglected during a period of mergers and acquisitions — reducing it to a blended, sub-par hash of neutral grain spirit obscurity. Fortunately, in 2002 Kirin acquired the historic brand in a quick three-way brand-swap. When that happened, legendary Bourbon man Jim Rutledge was given free rein to bring the focus back to making high-quality Straight Bourbon from their gorgeous Spanish-Mission-style distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Mission accomplished.

Famously, Four Roses uses two different mash bills and five different yeast strains to create ten different Bourbons. Each cask is given a special letter-code to identify it in the rickhouse. Those Bourbons on then blended to craft the signature flavor profile. But the small batch versions use only four of those combinations — both mash bills but only two of the yeast strains — that emphasize a full body and Rye-like spice profile. Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2019 takes it even further by using barrels that have been aged eleven, fifteen, and twenty-one years and bottling this magic juice at 56.3% ABV. And we have to tell you, this is some wonderful elixir indeed.

Smartass corner:
There are conflicting stories around how “Four Roses” got its name. Some claim the original brand was founded by Rufus Mathewson Rose and his family. The official website used to claim Paul Jones Jr. named the Whiskey as a young man. Now the site spins a fanciful tale of romance. We may never know the truth, but the mystery is fun too.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Kirin Brewery Company
  • Age 11-21 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 56.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Rich Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
You start to smell the aroma long before it reaches your lips, bearing notes of moist fruitcake, warm oak, and vanilla custard.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is powerful and welcoming with notes of ripe berries, warm Christmas eggnog, chewy toffee, and a dash of Rye spice.

Finish
The finish is long and lightly spiced with a bit of dry tannin.
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  • berries
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • cake
  • sweet
  • custard
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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.
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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.
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.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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.
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