Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2020

Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2020

(0.75l, 55.7%)


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Another stellar annual limited edition Bourbon from Four Roses that tastes like Christmas morning. 

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 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. The Bourbons they product today are stunning.

The annual release of Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition is like a Whiskey Christmas morning. We get to unwrap the bottles and take a deep dive into a tasty gift from Santa Bourbon-Claus. Four Roses uses two different mash bills and five different yeast strains to create ten different Bourbon profiles. Each cask is given a special letter-code to identify it in the rickhouse. Those Bourbons are then blended to craft the signature flavor profile. But the "small batch" versions use four of those combinations — both mash bills but only two of the yeast strains — and it’s a little different each time. For 2020, they used casks aged between twelve and nineteen years and bottled it at 55.7% ABV without chill filtration.

Smartass Corner:
Using the coded formulations of Four Roses, the 2020 Limited Edition is comprised of a twelve year-old Bourbon from the OBSV recipe, a twelve year-old OESV, a sixteen year-old OESK, and a nineteen year-old OBSK.

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Chill Filtered?

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

orange zest
apple pie
What does Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2020 taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2020 and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is balanced with flamed orange zest, vanilla, and apple crumble.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a smooth, buttery mouth-feel and notes of warm holiday spice cake, apricot, pear, stewed berries, and Rum raisins with a cinnamon warmth.

The finish is long with blooming and warm Rye spices and sweet oak notes.
Ratings & Reviews
One of the best bourbons I have ever had. Definitely better than 2019 FRLE
I’m gunna need a free sample to see if this is truly worth more then 200 gallons of home heating oil
It is REALLY good. IMO worth 250 max
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