Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2013 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2013

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  • Distiller:

    Four Roses

  • Bottler:

    Four Roses

  • ABV:

    58.1%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Hints of dark chocolate and berried fruit add complexity. Dry, spicy, tobacco, and leather-tinged finish. Great complexity!
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  • Raided Score: 98
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is long with woody notes and baking spices lingering throughout.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Unique and lots of fun, it’s altogether another winner in a long string of outstanding spirits from Four Roses.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Delicious and unique, big flavors and a nice complex profile all over. I'm not sure I really enjoyed the level of citrus that came out here, but it was still very enjoyable overall.
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  • Intro:

    Typically, Four Roses releases two limited edition products each year - a single barrel and a small batch. This is the single barrel release from 2013 which is an OBSK cask.

  • Nose:

    Baking spices, pound cake, big vanilla, big fruity molasses. Pepper. I keep saying big because the nose is really quite impressive.

  • Taste:

    Rich oily mouthfeel, pepper, thick rye spice. Light passion fruit. Nice oak and some toffee, caramel and orange peel.

  • Finish:

    Long, drying and tannic. Brown sugar, molasses, orange peel.

  • Overall:

    Delicious and unique, big flavors and a nice complex profile all over. I'm not sure I really enjoyed the level of citrus that came out here, but it was still very enjoyable overall. I was recently lamenting that all of my other OBSK bottles are under 10 years old and I think that is for the better. The tannins were a hair heavy handed so I'll be curious to see how those compare when I review younger barrels.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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