What's in a name? Four Roses Single Barrel 100 Proof whiskey is called whiskey because it's produced in America. Were it from Scotland it would be spelled Four Roses Single Barrel 100 Proof whisky, rather than whiskey.
Nose: A balanced, rich, fruity nose. Notes of spices and chocolate. Toffee and vanilla.
Palate: Tart stone fruits, prunes, spices, morello cherries, cocoa and vanilla.
Finish: Oak, chocolate, butterscotch.
I've just joined a Bourbon club and have a half dozen tastings under my bra....er belt. I found this a bit harsh but was able to taste the fruit flavors mentioned in the notes. I am using Angel's Envy as my barometer and have not found anything to date that surpasses it. I'm working on improving my pallet to give fair assessments. All comments are appreciated on Twitter at @pamdothall.
3rd July 2014
The previous comments may reflect the challenge with single barrel bourbon - the fact that each barrel is different. i have just worked through a bottle of RN 3-40 and it was simply sublime. Wonderful warm caramel and vanilla notes with a fairly smooth finish. I have had many a great bourbon at higher prices, but at $30 this is a great value. It's not complex like some of the best higher priced bourbons, but it is smooth and delicious. Can't wait to get more.
9th March 2014
I was so dissapointed with this drink its untrue, the aftertaste was too sharp, and the initial bite was too harsh, had it been 46 or 47% rather than 50%abv then perhaps it would have been different. It was smoothe but to be honest the Small Batch had a better taste and a better price tag, I`ll be sticking with that in the future.
28th December 2013
I'm sure our Scottish friends would say the same thing if they saw what we pay for their single malts over here as well! But yes, this is a 40-45 dollar whiskey tops. A good one tho.
25th October 2013
I've seen it for under $30, it's a great whisky, but this site is wallet rape.
9th October 2013
This is a bottle i pull out on occasion, not an everyday sipper but can be if its the only bottle on the shelf. Pure quality and at 100 proof needs no water. Tasty and elegant is the best i can describe Four Roses bourbons.
6th February 2013
smooth and a sublime single barrel Bourbon. When this bottle is empty I will be definitely be buying another.
10th August 2012
I have to rate this one high as it is certainly one of the smoothest and easiest to drink Bourbons around. Very warm sensation without any burning. Good balance, some spice, but fruity in nose. Oakey finish. Just a good Bourbon, nothing fancy or out of the way different from other great single barrel's, but in my opinion, one of the best single barrel's...best part is, it's probably the most affordable good single barrel produced....JP from KY
24th June 2012
We tried the sampler at the Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, KY.
seeing all the bourbon distilleries, I could remember 4 Roses.
Neither my husband or I were great fans of Bourbon, but the Smoothness of this Bourbon was warm and satisfying.
We bought a bottle for the old homestead and plan on many enjoyable sips.
The Logues, from Mo.
12th February 2011