Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program. This is one of the best values in cask strength bourbon that heralds quality and availability, in my personal opinion. This particular barrel was selected in a collaboration by Tippins Market and the Greater Detroit American Whiskey Society in Michigan and features the OESF mashbill which uses 20% rye.
Nutty, rich, toffee. Caramel, snickerdoodle cookies, vanilla bean. Light floral notes, more like perfume floral, rather than orchard fruits.
Medium mouth feel. No real heat. Sweet toffee, nutty, almost faint salinity. Caramel is prominent, light sweet fruits like pear, peach, cherry.
Long, sweet, no real heat here. Impressive deception of the proof. Oaky and dry, some rich tobacco here. Some faint plum.
Really interesting transition from light and floral to rich and earthy.