Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Straight (2019 Release), 56.3%

Price: $140 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

From first sniff, it's clear this is mature and stately stuff. It's quite oak-driven, but rather than purely primary wood, it smells of fine leather, cedar chest, polished handrails, and barrel warehouse. Beneath the woody splendor lurks a core of rich black cherry fruit, which permeates the full-bodied palate, oozing with dark berry fruit that slowly succumbs to butterscotch, espresso, chocolate-covered cherries, and drying tannins. A masterful work of balance and lush flavors. Collectibles