This is an OESF recipe of Four Roses Private Selection line of bottles. Selected by Twin Liquors in 2015, this OESF is 9 years and 8 months old and bottled at barrel proof. Let's dive in.
Rich clove spice, cocoa, toffee and almost a fudge component. Rich with honey, some toffee sweetness. Really dessert forward on the nose.
Medium mouth feel. Whew, lots of orange peel, some pepper, nice oak structure. Really covers the tongue, though there is some heat. Toffee, vanilla bean and spicy tobacco on the back palate.
Long, lots of nice oak here with pepper, plum, toffee and some vanilla. Not the most complex finish, but I like it.
This is really pretty yummy. While not mind blowing, everything it is doing, it’s doing right, and I’d happily drink this again.