This is an OBSV recipe single barrel Private Selection from Four Roses that was selected by Carothers. At just over 8.5 years old and at barrel proof, this one should be a fun tasting. Let's dive in.
Rich and bready, very spirity on the nose. Lots of caramel, apple pie, toffee and cherry here. Big fruity notes with bready undertones.
Big and rich on the palate - syrupy with lots of complexity. Heat is here but well behaved, lots of cherry, clove, apple pie and cocoa.
Long, oaky and sweet. Tannic, lots of cocoa, tobacco and vanilla bean.
Really nice selection here with some great diversity in notes. Especially big fan of that cherry and apple pie on the nose.