Four Roses Annual Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon Slated for September release
Brent Elliott includes OESO recipe for the first time in seven years
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (September 6, 2016) – Four Roses will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings with the 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, featuring three of the distillery’s 10 unique Bourbon recipes.
Four Roses is the only Bourbon distillery that combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to produce 10 distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique characteristics. Master Distiller Brent Elliott selected a 12-year-old Bourbon from Four Roses’ OESO recipe, a 12-year-old OBSV and a 16-year-old OESK, for this year’s Limited Edition Small Batch. It is the first time in more than seven years that the OESO recipe has appeared in a Limited Edition Small Batch.
“When I tasted the sample from that OESO barrel, I knew I wanted it to anchor this Limited Edition Bourbon,” Elliott said. “We were able to highlight its exceptional fruitiness and balance it out with more age and spice from the two other recipes.”
Bottled at barrel strength with a proof of 111.2, the remarkably balanced 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch introduces bright notes of sweet cherry and crisp green apples, mingled with rich apricot and structured rye aromas. Tart citrus flavors greet the palate, then give way to hints of sweet molasses, peppery spices and decadent crème brulee. The finish is long and gentle, with delicate honey and light mint.
Four Roses will distribute 9,258 hand-numbered bottles of the 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon in the United States. The release will begin to hit retail outlets in mid-September, during National Bourbon Heritage Month.
“Over the years, being a part of selecting the Limited Edition releases has always been one of my favorite tasks,” Elliott said. “It’s fun working to create something unique each and every time.”
This very limited quantity release also highlights a year in which Four Roses is undergoing a major expansion at both its Lawrenceburg and Cox’s Creek facilities that will increase its aging capacity and double its distillery in size and annual production.
About Four Roses Bourbon
Established in 1888, Four Roses is the only Bourbon distillery that combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to distill and age ten 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 Bourbon is available in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.fourrosesbourbon.com or “Like” us at www.facebook.com/fourrosesbourbon.
Four Roses Annual Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon slated for September release