Four Roses Reveals 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch

Four Roses 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch bourbon whiskey 2023
Four Roses 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch bourbon whiskey.

Four Roses Bourbon will launch its 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch on September 15, the 16th in this series of annual limited-quantity special bottlings.

Bottled at 108 proof, the 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch features four bourbon recipes: A 12-year-old and a 16-year-old OESV recipe, which includes notes of fruit and caramel; a 14-year-old OESK recipe, with notes of baking spice; and a 25-year-old OBSV recipe with fruit and rye flavors.

A differentiator for the distillery, Four Roses combines two mash bills with five proprietary yeast strains to create 10 different bourbon recipes.

“Each of the 12-, 14-, and 16-year-old batches possess individual characteristics that complement each other perfectly,” says Master Distiller Brent Elliott. “Once the ideal balance of these three batches was achieved, I looked at several other batches of various ages and recipes to add an extra layer of nuance to the blend. Ultimately I selected the 25-year-old OBSV, which melds perfectly with the other batches and adds additional complexity and depth.”

The 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch bourbon has aromas of allspice, vanilla and oak, the company reports, with a hint of cinnamon and clove. The palate is honey and rye spice, balanced out by the taste of ripe berries and pear.

This release follows recent news of the Four Roses’ recent brand refresh. Fans will see the new packaging details on this limited-edition bottle, including the brand’s updated logo and an engraved rose cluster on the cork of the bottle. The new visual identity comes as Four Roses, a brand that predates Prohibition, celebrates its 135th year in 2023.

Four Roses will distribute approximately 15,060 hand-numbered bottles of 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch. The suggested retail price is $199.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

In addition to the special bottling rolling out to select retailers next month, Four Roses will offer a limited quantity for sale at the Four Roses Distillery Visitor Center through a public lottery draw. Individuals may register for the lottery from August 22 to August 28 by visiting the Four Roses website. A random draw will decide who is selected to pick up their purchase at the Four Roses Distillery.

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