Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2013 – 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2013 – 125th Anniversary Limited Edition

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  • Distiller:

    Four Roses

  • Bottler:

    Four Roses

  • ABV:

    51.6%

  • Age:

    13 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: I’d still recommend you try a taste if you find it in your local bourbon bar, but don’t feel bad if you weren’t able to pick up a bottle for your personal collection.
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  • Raided Score: 97
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: RYE! It dominates the finish, but as the tempo slows notes of caramel, oak, citrus and some dark fruit come out. This long, slightly dry, finish slowly fades to oak and remains a pleasant dance partner the entire time.
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  • Raided Score: 97
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Balanced notes of honeyed vanilla, soft caramel, a basket of complex orchard fruit, blackberry, papaya, and a dusting of cocoa and nutmeg; smooth finish. Sophisticated, stylish, with well-defined flavors. A classic!
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Very high quality bourbon. I was prepared to go as high as 90, but the finish and the aftertaste were a notch too bitter and oaky for me.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Rich and creamy with red apples, berries, vanilla and orange peel on the mid palate, finishing with cinnamon, clove and allspice finishing it out with just a slight whiff of tobacco.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It may be one of the simpler whiskeys to come out of 4R in recent years, but damn if it doesn’t grow on you.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Really enjoyable and I'm not surprised given the constituents - some of my favorite 4R recipes (OBSK and OESK are in my top 3 4R recipes).
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  • Intro:

    This is Four Roses 2013 Small Batch Limited Edition release - it is a blend of 18yr OBSV, 13yr OBSK and 13yr OESK and bottled at cask strength.

  • Nose:

    Sweet caramel, honey and vanilla. Raspberries, syrupy butterscotch, berries, oak and pepper.

  • Taste:

    Rich pepper, lots of nice oak, tobacco. Faintly bitter, but that quickly fades to vanilla, caramel and a deep earthy tobacco.

  • Finish:

    Long with some heat, but it is mild. Rich pepper, caramel, toffee, vanilla and faint tobacco.

  • Overall:

    Great, and a departure from a lot of the floral characteristics I get from more Four Roses releases. Really enjoyable and I'm not surprised given the constituents - some of my favorite 4R recipes (OBSK and OESK are in my top 3 4R recipes).

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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