9,258 bottles to be available
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2016) — Four Roses in mid-September will distribute 9,258 hand-numbered bottles of its 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon.
Master Distiller Brent Elliott selected a 12-year-old Bourbon from Four Roses’ OESO recipe, a 12-year-old OBSV and a 16-year-old OESK, for this year’s batch. It is the first time in more than seven years that the OESO recipe has appeared in a Limited Edition Small Batch.
“When I tasted the sample from that OESO barrel, I knew I wanted it to anchor this Limited Edition Bourbon,” Elliott said. “We were able to highlight its exceptional fruitiness and balance it out with more age and spice from the two other recipes.”
Bottled at barrel strength with a proof of 111.2, the remarkably balanced 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch introduces bright notes of sweet cherry and crisp green apples, mingled with rich apricot and structured rye aromas. Tart citrus flavors greet the palate, then give way to hints of sweet molasses, peppery spices and decadent crème brulee. The finish is long and gentle, with delicate honey and light mint.