This limited bottling is the latest release to be unveiled from Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott.
Released annually for Bourbon Heritage month, this limited release is non-chill filtered and bottled at 114.2 proof, the 2021 Limited Edition Small Batch features four different hand-selected batches aged 12 to 16 years.
These batches represent four of the distillery’s 10 distinct Bourbon recipes – a 16-year-old Bourbon from the OBSV recipe, a 14-year-old OBSQ, a 12-year-old OESK, and a 16-year-old OESV.
“Hand-selecting the barrels to make up our annual limited edition bottling is one of my most rewarding experiences each year. The ability to work with 10 bourbon recipes each with distinct characteristics opens up endless possibilities.” Elliott said. “This year’s release brings a proof higher than any of the past Limited Editions, creating robust complexity and layers of flavors resulting from the variety of constituent batches and recipes.”
The 2021 Limited Edition Small Batch offers elegant aromas of ripe berries, lightly floral, and rich warm oak. The Bourbon is complemented by flavors of plum, orange peel, and delicate spice leading to a rich, soft, and lasting finish boasting vanilla cream and dark chocolate.
Four Roses will distribute approximately 14,500 hand-numbered bottles of the 2021 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon to be sold in the United States with a suggested retail price of $150.
The special bottling will roll out to select retailers in late September. Additionally, Four Roses will offer a limited quantity for sale at the Four Roses Distillery Visitor Center via a public lottery draw. Individuals may register for the lottery from Aug. 31-Sept. 12 by visiting the Four Roses website.
Those who are selected via random draw will schedule appointments to pick up their purchase at the Four Roses Distillery.