Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection
Recipe OBSQ, 10 years and 11 months old
OBSO is currently only available as a private selection bottling at the distillery gift shop or possibly at a local liquor store near you. Unlocking the recipe codes goes like this…
“O” starts all of Four Roses’ recipes and only means that it is made by Four Roses in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
“B” mean that this is the higher rye content of the two mashbills that Four Roses uses, specifically 60% Corn, 35% Rye, and 5% Malted Barley
“S” means that it is Straight Whiskey by U.S. Regulatory definition, again all their products carry this designation
“Q” distinguishes the yeast strain used. This specific one impacts more of a floral character onto the distillate
What Richard Says:
Nose: Grenadine, mint tea, jasmine, and clover.
Palate: This has a really nice layered richness to it. Cherry sweetness layered over jasmine and wisteria with a fresh mint note bringing up the back end.
Finish: This bottle finishes with kind of grassy note playing against the wood with a bit of black pepper teasing around the edges.
Comments: A great bottle of bourbon for sure. I don’t often get more floral notes from a bourbon but this one has it in spades. It’s also well layered and integrated. All around very enjoyable.
Rating: Must Try