This is a FR Single Barrel OBSF recipe that was selected by a group of individuals on the bourbon subreddit. It’s a 10.5 year bourbon bottled at 63.2% ABV.
Nose: Heavy brown sugar with french vanilla. Strong black cherry with underlying mint. Oak is cleverly masked behind all these bold notes.
Palate: Very grain forward with thick vanilla, dry oak, white pepper, tart fruits, and a bit of cherry cough syrup.
Finish: Very dry and floral with a little cranberry & black cherry and a touch of anise.
Rating: 88/100 – I usually find the F yeast in these single barrels to be a bit too herbal for me, but this one doesn’t have as much of that going on.
Value for the money: Four Roses Single Barrel picks are probably the best value in the bourbon world currently. They’re an easy buy at $60 or less.