A terrific small batch bourbon from Four Roses - and in this case, Small Batch means just that - only four casks are used in the construction of each release. Sweet and spicy, with a generous dash of vanilla, this is a treat.
Remarkably smooth with a twist of smokiness along with complex undertones. This is excellent value for money & I have found myself adding a bottle to subsequent orders since first trying.
I recently received a gift of a bottle of the single barrel and although I enjoyed, I personally prefer the small batch.
- AKF, 25th June
Was fortunate enough to attend a Whisky Exchange tasting last year, the Four Roses stand was there. We tasted this against FR Yellow, Single Barrel and Single Barrel 2011. Overall winner was SB 2011, but this ran very close and beat the normal Single Barrel for me. We tasted at other bourbon stands, and this was only second of the whole day (as above). An amazing bourbon, and for this price.....WOW!!! If you haven't already tried it, I guarantee you will be won over
- Steve, Jan 2013, 22nd Jan '13
- Per from Sweden., 18th Oct '12
Wow ! This has to be the best value for money bourbon in the entire Whiskyverse. The taste, the smoothness and the sweetness just blew me away. Should cost at least 3 times the price it is.
- Essex Guy, 31st Jul '12
This Bourbon is amazing. I'm usually into Scotch single malts, but after trying this I'm hooked, the taste is addictive! and the effect seems to be very uplifting also. I was playing some David Lynch soundtrack CD's whilst drinking this, and the two go so well together. Believe me a bottle of this does not last long, just make sure to drink plenty of nice mineral water on the side.
- Peter, 3rd Mar '12
I can only agree with Aleksej...Superb value for the money. I'll sure get me some more...
- Swissguy, 4th Jan '11
This is the first bourbon I've tasted in my life, and I must say it is GREAT! Wish I had ordered more than a single bottle.
- Aleksej (Latvia), 17th Apr '10
For years, Jim Beam white label was the only bourbon I drank. Then I discovered this site. Since then, I've tired many different Bourbons and I must say this small batch Bourbon is one of my very favourites. When I place an order, I like to try something new and different but I always include a bottle four roses SB. I'm only just starting to learn about the aromas and different layers in taste ect.. but I do know what I like and this baby is one I keep coming back to!
- Mark (Cornwall), 12th Feb '10
By God! Incredible.
- anonymous, 7th Feb '10
Agreed. While Evan Williams Single Barrel may remain my favorite bourbon, there is no sweeter or more relaxing sip-time fun bottle than Four Roses Small Batch.
- anonymous, 11th Nov '09
I'm an old military man ... a retiree. My drink of choice is single malt Scotch whisky, but I do have a fondness for American Bourbon. Finally got a taste of this small batch last week, and I'm hooked. Utterly different from my usual dram, and frankly it's a very pleasant change. I'll always have a bottle around now. First rate.
- anonymous, 25th Apr '09
Its good....thanks Doogie for the recommendation!
- anonymous, 18th Apr '09
My small batch is also better than my single barrel. The small batch has the best aspects of flowery, bright, delicate, but dapplingly rich qualities that the standard Four Roses bottling has, but it is assertive at 45% and also more satisfyingly complex. My single barrel Four Roses is tame and plain in comparison. Four Roses is dedicated to having the flavor and character consistent from bottle to bottle. If so, I'll be buying the small batch.
- doogie, 26th Aug '08
This is liquid candy...rich, deep, amazing. Better than the single barrel in my opinion.
- harry, 31st Jul '08
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