Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

40%ABV,
At home, July 29,2018
Tasting notes from Four Roses
  • Nose: Fruit, floral essences, gentle spice & honey
  • Palate: Crisp, yet soft & smooth, fresh fruit, hints of pear & apple
  • Finish: Mellow, long & pleasant
  • Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: American Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Whiskey
    Author: Tammy Spencer, Scotch & Scones

    Tasting Notes

    • Nose: vanilla, creme brûlée, cinnamon and cloves, light walnuts, caramel candy
    • Taste: medium body, rye hits, cream, white pepper, anise
    • Finish: fades to baking spiciness, caraway, softly tannic, bitter walnuts
    • Comments: the rye hides in the nose but hits solidly on the palate, the mouthfeel is creamy and soft, corn sweetness breaks through only after you’ve been sipping for a while

    Notes

    • The battle between texture and taste makes it interesting
    • There’s not the cloying sweetness that’s expected in bourbon, at least for me
    • The spiciness is balanced by the mouthfeel