Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2020 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2020

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  • Distiller:

    Four Roses

  • Bottler:

    Four Roses

  • ABV:

    55.65%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: Rich and earthy, but just enough sweetness to keep it balanced without any bitterness coming through. An excellent release.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The finish is notably smooth, as sweeter notes of tiramisu and cola are deftly balanced with an overlay of spice and dusty oak.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: Adding water opens up the floral notes on the nose while boosting the spiciness on the palate. The finish is long with fruity flavors that linger nicely with touches of dry oakiness and spice. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is lengthy with a tangy, bittersweet profile as well as a touch of green vegetal notes. A great bourbon that shows dimension.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Unmolested with water or ice, you will get a bold, spicy, slow sipper. Bring in the accoutrement and this becomes a completely customizable drinking experience with broad possibilities to be augmented in cocktails or enjoyed with a bit of ice.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Put simply, it’s another epic win from Four Roses, one which I had a really tough time putting down.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: 2020’s entry in Four Roses LE catalogue is a notable bottling, coupling bold dessert sweetness with powerful and remarkable floral spice
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  • Intro:

    2020's entry into Four Roses annual Small Batch Limited Edition portfolio comes to us as a blend of 12yr OBSV recipe, 12yr OESV recipe, 19yr OBSK recipe and 16yr OESK recipe

  • Nose:

    Rich brown sugar, pungent brown butter, faint peanut brittle, bright floral spice and a dab of honey.

  • Taste:

    Sweet at first before a big shift struts in - tons of Four Roses floral spice cuts the sweetness like a knife. Zesty and bold, peppery and floral. Tiny bit of heat, the mouthfeel is satisfying.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. A bit of heat, bold spice permeates while some cream, vanilla bean and creme brûlée balance nicely.

  • Overall:

    2020’s entry in Four Roses LE catalogue is a notable bottling, coupling bold dessert sweetness with powerful and remarkable floral spice. Delicious from first sip. That old pair of recipes is pulling major weight here in the best way.

  • Score:

    9

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