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 92 points - Charred wood sticks out on the nose, along with cooked corn and butter. The palate is medium bodied with an intense spiciness and sweet finish. Delicious. (Mar 2013)
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.