Four Roses 2016 Single Barrel Limited Edition Elliots Select
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Raided Score: 89
Publication: The Whiskey Jug
Excerpt: After tasting it I’m not sad that I missed out on getting a bottle at the $125 price point because OESK is a common recipe and it’s not too difficult to find stores who picked out a barrel of OESK that’s between 10-11 years which you can pick up for about $75 and are as good or better than this.
Excerpt: The creamy mouthfeel delightfully brings in warm cinnamon roll, chocolate truffle, and honey taffy, balanced by herbs and subtle earthiness that settle with a long-lasting cinnamon-forward finish.
Excerpt: The taste is spicy with nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper balanced by notes of blackberries, orange peel, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla. The finish is long with subtly lingering spices and a nice fruitiness. Excellent!
Excerpt: This is a refreshing sentiment that shows that age is not the end all, but rather part of the puzzle. The oak was nice but a little heavyhanded and the more delicate floral nuance of the OESK recipe didn't seem to integrate as well as I would have liked.
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Recently, a monster storm rolled in. I took off early from work in the afternoon to be home and enjoy the falling snow and decided it was the perfect afternoon to uncork some of the bigger guns I've been meaning to review. Snowed in, nowhere to have to go...it was the perfect recipe. Lets dive in!
Woody, oaky, floral and funky. Loads of vanilla, some caramel. Oddly fruity. Its like a lot of other OESKs Ive had - but the introduction of heavier oak is really curious.
Thick mouthfeel. Pretty rich. Caramel bomb with some oaky backbone. Good heat for the proof. Very floral with some of those fruity undertones as well.
Long, spicy and floral.
This is really good. It affirms my love of the OESK recipe but...its not as good as some others I've had. This is a refreshing sentiment that shows that age is not the end all, but rather part of the puzzle. The oak was nice but a little heavy-handed and the more delicate floral nuance of the OESK recipe didn't seem to integrate as well as I would have liked. That being said, it was delicious and I enjoyed sampling it very much.
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