Four Roses earns top spot in ‘Best Bourbons of the Century So Far’
125th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch takes top spot, three other Four Roses products make the list
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (October 2, 2020) – Four highly sought after Four Roses Limited Edition products have been recognized among the “Best Bourbons of the Century So Far,” including taking the ranking’s No. 1 spot.
Throughout Bourbon Heritage Month this September, nationally noted whiskey expert and Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Fred Minnick has looked back over the past 20 years to name his top picks of the best Bourbons since 2000.
Minnick selected Four Roses 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch, released in 2013, as the No. 1 pick for “Best Bourbons of the Century So Far.”
“The most beautiful and most consistently special limited releases in all of Bourbon have always been the Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch bottlings,” Minnick said in his video announcement of the ranking. “The 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch is the longest finishing, most complex and spiciest Bourbon I have tasted in the 21st century, and it just wows my palate every time I taste it.”
Four Roses’ Al Young Limited Edition, released in 2017, ranked sixth on the list, the 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch ranked 14th, and the 2012 Limited Edition Small Batch ranked 21st.
“When you look across the Bourbon industry and its growth and change, there are some really special, really amazing Bourbons that have come out since 2000. It’s just a tremendous honor for Four Roses to have four of ours rank on this list and to take Fred’s top honor,” said Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott. “We are so proud of our entire Limited Edition series and how it helps us showcase how we use our ten Bourbon recipes to create unique expressions.”
Four Roses combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to produce 10 distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique characteristics. In handcrafting a limited edition Small Batch bottling, Master Distiller Brent Elliott creates countless test batches from hand-selected barrels in an effort to mingle the best offering.
Four Roses just released the 2020 edition of its Limited Edition Small Batch series this September.
Minnick highlighted one ranked Bourbon each day throughout September on social media, counting down to the number one pick announced September 30. The video series is available on Minnick’s YouTube channel and will be released on Amazon Prime in October.
About Four Roses Distillery
Established in 1888, Four Roses combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to distill and age 10 distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique flavor profile. With distilling and warehousing operations in Lawrenceburg and Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, respectively, Four Roses is dedicated to producing award-winning Bourbons with smooth and mellow tastes and finishes. Four Roses is available in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.fourrosesbourbon.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.