This OBSQ recipe single barrel is a gift shop exclusive from Four Roses. I picked this up when I was on premise, since it's a favorite recipe of mine and had some good age to it. Let's dive in.
Rich pepper, toffee, oak and an herbal spice. Dominantly brown sugar forward, paired with herbal spice. I could be told this was THH on the right day, based on the nose.
Thick, rich. A little hot, but not punishing. For 57.5 it's noticeable. Lots of pepper, brown sugar, toffee and wethers caramels. Blended with robust rye spice and clove, this balances nicely to be a sweet, but spicy and herbal dram.
Long, a bit hot again, but loaded with molasses, pepper, allspice and a good deal of herbal spice.
I'm a big fan of this bottle. It's a little more herbal than I'm used to seeing with OBSQ, but it's delightful. Any older and I'd be worried about the oak.