Four Roses Single Barrel

Four Roses Single Barrel

Seems like this is one of the most recommended easy-to-find (and not just in the US) bottles around. Definitely really happy that this is available in Norway, so we have access to something, at least, that should be really good. Lets see how I liked it blind.

Source: Own bottle.
Price: 605 NOK/74 USD from Vinmonopolet
Setup: Blind in a trio tasting with Bulleit Bourbon & EH Taylor Small Batch
Drank: Neat, in a Glencairn. Rested 10 minutes.

Nose: Getting new leather, basil, mulch, some creamy funk. Coming back I get some fruity notes of red apple and lychee. Absolutely lovely nose.
Palate: Pungent and juicy on the palate, medium mouthfeel with some tannins.
Finish: Finishes with burnt toast and red apple. Some coconut.
Overall: Super complex herbal nose, and a really pungent juicy punch on the palate. Really digging this one.
Blind guess: Four Roses Private Select OBSV

Rating (given blind): 6

Thoughts: This was my favourite in this trio, and I totally get where the general conensus about this bourbon’s quality comes from, it really is great. My guess was not far off, but I have to admit that I can barely tell the difference between my Four Roses OBSV Private Select and Four Roses SiB blind or not.