This is an OBSF recipe single barrel Private Selection from Four Roses, but like one or two I've done so far recently, I'm unaware of who selected this, which is unfortunate but not the end of the world. Poured for me by a friend, I don't always find OBSF to cater to my fancy, but I'm looking forward to giving it a go all the same. Some of the biggest fun of my annual 40 Roses endeavour is finding those sleeper recipes to keep an eye on. Let's dive in.
Pungent brown butter, toffee, nougat, rich molasses. Cinnamon roll on the weekend. Intoxicating sweetness.
Medium to rich mouth feel. Heat very in check. Sweet toffee, almond bark, excellent oak structure. Blackberry, nougat, pungent tobacco. oooooh boy.
Long, powerful and rich. Loaded with musty old tobacco, oak, toffee and blackberry.
Pungent, powerful, delectable, complex. I really love this one, and it's a real shame I have no idea where it's from. This is a special one. That's life, I guess.