Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Four Roses, our own barrels...

This is the only way you can get this rare barrel strength Bourbon. Getting a Bourbon aged more than 8 years and CASK Strength is getting hard and harder.

"From time to time, a limited number of exceptionally smooth and complex barrels from any or all of our 10 Bourbon recipes present themselves to our Master Distiller. Each barrel is aged between 8 and 10 years. We then invite our retailers to a private tasting and selection of their favorite barrels. Once chosen, each selection is bottled and private labeled as a non-chill filtered Single Barrel at Barrel Strength in limited quantities of approximately 200-230 bottles."

Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel OESK BARREL STRENGTH....$59.99

Yield: only 162 bottles
Age: 8 Years 10 months
ABV: 58.3%
Warehouse: Q5
Barrel No. 51-37
Recipe: OESK (same recipe as Elliot's Select!)

"O": Four Roses Distillery
"E" : Mash Bill:  75% Corn, 20% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.

"S": Straight Whiskey
"K": Yeast strain - Light spiciness, light caramel, and full bodied

Four Roses / TWCP Single Barrel OBSQ BARREL STRENGTH....$59.99
Yield: only 132 bottles
Age: 9 Years 5 months
ABV: 62.3%
Warehouse: LE
Barrel No. 53-SP

Recipe: OBSQ
"O": Four Roses Distillery
"B" : Mash Bill:  60% Corn, 35% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.

"S": Straight Whiskey
"Q": Yeast strain - essences of floral aromas

I picked these two out at Four Roses back in July - see that post
It was a blind tasting of barrels. They kept the ages, recipes, and ABV secret until I picked my favorite barrel.


Anonymous said...

Will they not offer barrels close to 14 year old? Just curious if the cap the age.

Paul Hayden said...

No, I am sure they are in short supply and they save them for their limited releases. We used to get some that were 11 and 12 years old, but not anymore. Demand is too high.