Excerpt: The musty oaky tobacco note in the palate was absolutely delicious, though, and I think this earns good marks as a result. Not my favorite LE from them by a long shot, but I'm a fan nonetheless.
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A blend of 10yr OBSV, 13yr OBSF, 14yr OESV and 16yr OESK, this years limited edition falls on Four Roses 130th anniversary. Bottled at cask strength from a small lot of barrels, this bottle always goes fast at release, often commanding impressive secondary prices. Let's see how it is.
Honey, tobacco, big clove and some rye spice. Really nice, but super on profile for 4R with their herbal spicy note. Toffee, some vanilla, nice oak component.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Toffee, honey, big powerful spice. Rye, clove, nice herbal component. Lightly minty before a significant molasses note. Musty tobacco rolls in with old oak.
Short to medium in length, clean dry finish. Little dry for me, a bit oaky and spicy with loads of clove, pepper, oak, light mintiness and some flower lavendar.
This was an interesting dram. It kinda threw me around like a bull from time to time. Overall, I liked it, but it's a wild child in that it seems to be attacking several profiles, all over the place. The musty oaky tobacco note in the palate was absolutely delicious, though, and I think this earns good marks as a result. Not my favorite LE from them by a long shot, but I'm a fan nonetheless.
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