Four Roses’ new limited edition features 13-year-old barrel strength Bourbon
Spices abundant with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar evident in spring release
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (April 8, 2013) – This spring, Four Roses Distillery will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings with the 2013 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon, which will be bottled at barrel strength and feature spicy characteristics of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge personally selected a 13-year-old bourbon that uses Four Roses’ recipe coded OBSK, one of the ten uniquely handcrafted bourbon recipes produced by the Lawrenceburg, Ky.-based distillery. The new bourbon exhibits an aroma of orange peel and fresh gingerbread, with flavor characteristics of fresh honey, brown sugar and cinnamon along with light mint and wild berries. The palate offers flavors of dark chocolate truffle and spiced cookies encompassing a soft, smooth and mellow finish.
“Occasionally we come across some really special barrels and that is what we have found with this Limited Edition Single Barrel,” said Rutledge. “Upon tasting this bourbon straight from the barrel, I immediately checked the available barrels in hopes we had a sufficient quantity to share this special Bourbon with our customers. Even at barrel strength, it’s easy to drink on the rocks or neat.”
Four Roses’ ten distinct recipes allow the distillery to continually offer a variety of unique, limited-edition single barrel bottlings.
A barrel strength bottling offers bourbon enthusiasts the opportunity to taste straight from the barrel, when the bourbon is uncut and non-chill filtered. At a proof range between 100.6 and 114.4, approximately 4,000 bottles of the Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon are planned for distribution in mid-April to U.S. markets where the brand is currently available.
In November, for the third consecutive year and fourth time in six years, Four Roses Distillery was named 2013 “Whisky Distiller of the Year – America” by worldwide whisky industry publication, Whisky Magazine, during the annual Icons of Whisky Awards.
This year marks 125 years of perseverance for Four Roses, which is highlighted at www.yearofthetoast.com, a website celebrating the milestone anniversary and allowing visitors to view a number of toasts for any occasion, read toasting tips and submit a toast. One toast will be selected to be featured on next year’s Limited Edition Single Barrel offering, along with the name and hometown of the person who submitted it.