Thursday 20 July 2017

Four Roses Single Barrel Review

Hi everyone,

Think I'm gonna try and review some more Bourbon's at the minute.
As said in almost every Bourbon review I do, I'm much more of a Scotch guy and my highest rated Bourbon so far was GTS with 80, my average for American Whiskey is 71.
Phew, now that's out of the way (again), let's get to it with a Four Roses I found in BrewDog.

Four Roses Single Barrel 50%
Colour: Bronze
Body: Light/Medium
Nose: Quite herbal and fresh with fruity oak. Liquorice, vanilla, sour green apple, a little mango.
Water: A sauna/hot wood note, a little mint.
Taste: Very creamy and mouth coating. A wave of creamy vanilla and slightly oily oak followed by liquorice, a herbal leafy note, a little juicy mango, then astringent charcoal with very drying oak.
Water: More fruity (good!) with some mint and that sauna/hot wood note from the nose.
Finish: Medium length. Juicy mango and drying oak.
A bit more fruity than some other Bourbon's I've tried, that can be caramel and vanilla bombs. Good but just a touch below Eagle Rare 10 for me.

Thanks for reading!

American Whiskey Review #16
Whisky Network Review #478

American Average: 71.4
Network Average: 74.5
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

Full Disclosure Disclaimer: I currently work as a Brand Ambassador for Penderyn Distillery. The views expressed here are purely my own and do not reflect the views of Penderyn Distillery or The Welsh Whisky Company. I try to maintain as much objectivity as I can but feel free to take my reviews with as big a pinch of salt as you like. Furthermore, my rating scale is NOT based on a Parker type wine scoring scale or a school/college/university % or A-F grade score. You can find more on my scoring here. I apologise for any seemly low or 'bad' scores given with my system and am sorry I can't say only nice things. Please keep in mind that I am ethically compromised and am unable to produce 100% unbiased reviews.

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