Review: new Four Roses Single Barrel (2009 Vintage)April 17th, 2009
I was sent a pre-release sample of the 2009 edition of Four Roses Single Barrel. It will be released officially in June. Keep in mind that these are single barrels and will vary slightly from one barrel to the next. Having said this, if the other barrels taste as good as this one, you’re in for a treat!
Four Roses Single Barrel (2009 Limited Edition), 58%, $80
Deeper and darker than some Four Roses, but with plenty of bright, lush sweetness. Notes of toffee, honey-drenched nuts, and ripe summer fruit. Nicely spiced, with cinnamon, nutmeg and dusting of mocha. I just love the honey influence. A well-balanced whiskey, with all the flavors taking turns to shine. Great integration of flavors too! One of my favorite Four Roses single barrel bourbons, which will grown on you with every sip.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 90