Bourbon Name: Four Roses Limited Edition 125th Anniversary 2013 Small Batch Bourbon
Distiller: Four Roses Distillery
Age: This Small Batch release is a blend of three recipes, which consist of an 18 year OBSV, a 13 year OBSK and a 13 year OESK.
Color: Burnished Copper
Nose: The nose has a very pleasant floral, cherry blossom with a good bit of vanilla. Not a lot of burn on the nose neat or with a little water added.
Taste: The taste is super inviting. This bourbon hits the front palate with bright notes of vanilla and cherry and then gives way to a fruity apricot flavor. The cherry then picks up and continues on through the mid-palate. There is a nice spice on the back palate and the mouth feel is excellent!
Finish: The finish is very satisfying with notes of cocoa and a hint of leather from the barrel, balancing the fruit to the front and mid palate.
Overall Rating: (92/100)
This is the second limited edition release of 2013 for the Four Roses Distillery, which commemorates 125 years of distilling this year. The first was the 2013 Limited Edition Single Barrel. We assure you that the 2013 Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch release does not disappoint. It is a very well balanced and flavorful bourbon from the nose to the finish. Though we liked last year’s 2012 Limited Edition Small Batch release a little better, this year’s release is not far behind it. Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition is definitely one of the top five releases of the year. If you can find a bottle, grab it!!!