Four Roses Small Batch

70cl / 45%
  • Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Four Roses Small Batch
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Customer Rating
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.
Country
USA
Region
Kentucky
Type
Small Batch

Four Roses Small Batch Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes from the Producer

    Nose: Spicy, rich, mellow, fruity, hints of sweet oak and caramel.

    Palate: Creamy, mellow, ripened red berries, rich, spicy, well-balanced, moderately sweet.

    Finish: Soft, smooth and pleasantly long.

22 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    10 days ago

    Elegant in its own style . Smooth with a rough edge . Sweet just enough . Sour as a bourbon has to be . Builds in your mouth and explodes in your throat and taste buds . Price quality relation more then perfect . I used to spend money on w such as dalwhinie and or lagavulin but nothing beats us bourbon .

  • 5
    4 September

    Without fault. Great example of bourbon. It's because of bottles like this I drink 90% bourbon. Scotch doesn't match the value. And you'd have to spend three times as much for a bottle of good Japanese whisky. Small Batch is an easy sipper. It doesn't drink like a 45% no burn at all - which may not suit some. Moreish and thankfully not 'trendy'. Let others buy their 'craft' stuff and I'll have plenty of this.

  • 5
    10 August

    Love this! So smooth. Lovely maple spice. Cracking value. You can chase Pappy and or spend ?100 retail but this is world class. EH Taylor at ?100....I'd rather have an arm full of FRSB. This represents the democratic charm of bourbon. I drink 90% bourbon now as the value compared to scotch is a no brainer, for me at least.

  • 5
    31 July

    Smooth & sophisticated

  • 5
    25 July

    Excellent value bourbon, very smooth and well priced. Beats any of the Jack range incl the single barrel/sinatra select etc

  • 5
    28 August 2015

    Probably the best bourbon I''ve had. And I''ve had Four Roses Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Wild Turkey 81 & 101, Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare 10. Actually it''s a very tough call between this and Eagle Rare, but given the price, I would say FR Small Batch is a pretty amazing whiskey. I just matches perfectly my expectations on sweetness/dryness balance. It''s so smooth, so round, so vanilla, so long finish, so ... perfect.

  • 5
    17 January 2015

    A phenomenal bourbon for the price. Love whiskybitch''s review of this on youtube - she nails it. Really floral and sweet with a lovely warmth that just makes this a perfect late evening comfort dram. Would recommend.

  • 5
    21 October 2014

    Easily my favorite bourbon at the moment. Sweet and spicy and packed full of flavour, to the point where you just want to hold it in your mouth as long as possible...

  • 5
    25 June 2014

    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.

  • Steve, Jan 2013 22 January 2013

    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

  • Per from Sweden. 18 October 2012

    Recommended!

  • Essex Guy 31 July 2012

    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.

  • Peter 3 March 2012

    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.

  • Swissguy 4 January 2011

    I can only agree with Aleksej...Superb value for the money. I'll sure get me some more...

  • Aleksej (Latvia) 17 April 2010

    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.

  • Mark (Cornwall) 12 February 2010

    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!

  • Anonymous 7 February 2010

    By God! Incredible.

  • Anonymous 11 November 2009

    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 25 April 2009

    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 18 April 2009

    Its good....thanks Doogie for the recommendation!

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