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As mentioned in yesterday’s post, September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which means we’re dedicating our September posts to that lovely native spirit of bourbon. It was one of the first spirits we ever enjoyed, and it offers such an amazing array of flavors while still sticking within the classic definitions of bourbon.
First up on the list is the Four Roses Single Barrel.
Nose: Powerfully sweet notes right up front. Absolutely gorgeous oak notes. Bright pepper scents.
Neat: Peppery right up front with a sweet finish on the end. It has a stronger, fuller body than the nose suggests.
On the Rocks: The sweet vanilla flavors become more obvious with a pleasant oak. The pepper moves to the end.
Verdict: This is an amazing bourbon. Fully worth the $50 retail. It seems almost a shame to mix it, as it holds up so well on its own.