Nose: Fruity, spicy, floral, cocoa, maple syrup, moderately woody.
Palate: Hints of ripe plum & cherries, robust, full body, mellow.
Finish: Smooth & delicately long.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Butter-roasted corn draws you into the glass followed by vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate it is unctuous, smooth and subtly sweet. Baked cherries and brown sugar lead into a refined and lightly sweet and mellow finish. (Apr 2014)
Four Roses uses a unique process for its bourbon, which is ordinarily made by distilling a particular kind of whiskey and then picking from among the aged barrels to achieve a consistent flavor profile. At most American distilleries, there are only one or two recipes (called mashbills) that utilize one strain of yeast. Four Roses is the only distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce ten distinct bourbon recipes, all aged in new oak barrels. All ten are used in Four Roses Yellow, four are combined for Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon and just one is selected for Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon.