Four Roses Distillery has unveiled the newest release in its series of special bottlings with the 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon.
The bottling will first be available in limited quantities at the Four Roses Distillery and Warehouse & Bottling Facility on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 9 a.m. The Limited Edition Small Batch will roll out to additional select retailers in the coming weeks.
This year’s release marks the first Limited Edition Small Batch in the brand’s history to feature only its low rye mashbill.
Four Roses combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to produce 10 distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique characteristics. Master Distiller Brent Elliott selected a 15-year-old Bourbon from Four Roses’ OESK recipe, a 13-year-old OESK and a 12-year-old OESV for this year’s Limited Edition Small Batch.
“There is a remarkable synergy among the three batches,” says Elliott. “Once we combined them, it resulted in more depth, richness and warmth than any one of the individual recipes.”
Bottled at barrel strength with a proof of 107.3, the 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch introduces aromas of allspice and vanilla bean, the company reports, mingled with rich apricot and stewed fruits. Bright raspberry flavors open the palate, then give way to hints of maraschino cherry and light oak. The finish has notes of rich brown sugar and hints of cinnamon.
Four Roses will distribute approximately 13,800 hand-numbered bottles of the 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon in the United States with a suggested retail price of $130 each.