Four Roses Private Selects are some of the best quality and value in bourbon today. This is an OESK pick from Chucks retailer and is just a hair under 10 years old.
Sweet cream, caramel. Its nutty and sweet with lots of vanilla, floral notes and a heavy butterscotch presence. Theres faint cocoa notes but this leans squarely in the the sweet and caramelly/toffee/butterscotchy notes park.
Rich mouthfeel, medium thickness. Sweet caramel, sweet vanilla and a whole lot of butterscotch. Theres some light oakiness, to pair with toffee, cocoa and some nice floral notes also.
Long and sweet with surprisingly tame heat. Complex and sweet, the finish is nice and buttery. Lots of floral sweets here.
This is a good pick, and I really enjoyed it. I love the OESK profile and this will score highly. I enjoyed how much flavor there was and the sweet direction it took. The finish is really what sold me though after a really nice palate. This can't top my favorite OESK to date, but it's made an admirable display.