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Drink Review : Four Roses Original

Formerly known as Yellow Label, this is a very popular bourbon, aged a minimum of five years in oak barrels for extra smoothness and carefully blended for a consistently smooth, creamy flavour.

4 Roses Bourbon Review:

At 60 Proof, Four Roses Bourbon is a perfectly drinkable bourbon with a nose of toasted vanilla. Your first taste is of toasted wheat bread, followed by vanilla, toasted coconut and soft wood. The finish is gentle and smooth, with slight wood and vanilla action.

The mouthfeel is full and engaging, with smooth and soft inner mouth action. There is a subtle sweetness, providing a mellow, lingering aftertaste of vanilla, grains, baked bread and light wood.

Again, this is a perfectly balanced bourbon. The rye and wheat character is noticeable, but on the whole, it is simply a perfectly blended bourbon. The only possible thing I could fault it on is that I would like it slightly sweeter, but then this is not meant to be a sweet bourbon, and I doubt I am the only one who would like it sweeter.

In my opinion, this is a fruity rye bourbon with a smoky sweetness. There is vanilla toasted rye toasted coconut and butter. Subtle wood and gentle nougat finish. The flavour is perfectly crafted and smooth.

A lovely rotund and fruity bourbon, with toasty vanilla, citrus and an intense apple finish. It is very wood forward, leather and toasted bread. This bourbon is perfect for enjoying on its own or mixing with other drinks.

This is a very nicely blended whiskey, although again, I would have liked it slightly sweeter . Nevertheless, I heartily endorse this bourbon and will certainly try every batch of it I can get my hands on.

4 Roses Bourbon Review 1:

This is a wood and rye bourbon, with slight hints of vanilla, a touch of coconut and a nice fruitiness. It is delicate, smooth and well balanced.

The mouthfeel is super silky and smooth, with swirling flavours of oak, vanilla, cereal and baked grains. It is very rich and complex, with a warming vanilla finish.

This is another quality bourbon. I have to say, the current batch of 4 Roses holds the title of my favourite bourbon.

This is a rich, fruity and smooth bourbon. There is an intense pear finish, with a mysterious vanilla aftertaste. The slow and mellow aftertaste is just wisps of smoke and a little vanilla and wheat, with a subtle sweetness. An excellent bourbon.

This is a smooth and creamy bourbon, with a balance and depth reminiscent of rye whiskeys. There is a touch of cinnamon and rich baking spices. It is simple, smooth and elegant.

The aftertaste is of toasted and toasted coconut, with the addition of hints of chocolate and orange. This is a well balanced, smooth bourbon with a well balanced aftertaste, which makes it perfect for enjoying neat or on the rocks.

This is a caramel rye bourbon. There is a subtle hint of rye and oak, with a touch of smoke and vanilla. This is a silky smooth bourbon, with a creamy mouthfeel and a fine balance of flavours.

There is a moderate sweetness in the brisket, with light fruitiness, vanilla, yetters, and a touch of baking spices and mild rye.

This is another quality bourbon. The current 4 Roses batch is excellent. All of the other batches are good, but this one is better.

4 Roses Bourbon Review 2:

A smooth and sweet bourbon, with a hint of woodiness and vanilla.

The palate is full and substantial, with a moderate sweetness, a touch of oak and a subtle hint of grain, cereal and baking spices.

The aftertaste is a touch of cocoa, with a gentle hint of vanilla and a touch of the pungent after taste of pure wheat.

This bourbon is rich and creamy, with a touch of smoke, toasted vanilla, caramel and subtle cooked breakfast bread.

The nose is of vanilla, soft wood, coconut and baked bread. The taste is of wood, vanilla, baking spices, slight sweet corn and slight dryness.

The palate is well-balanced and smooth. The aftertaste is subtle, with a gentle sweetness of vanilla, baking spices and oak which gently linger.

This is an incredibly smooth bourbon, with a great balance and full flavour.

Written by Mark Adams

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