Spirit Cartel celebrates Four Roses' 130th anniversary

Four Roses is raising a glass to 130 years of distilling with a special limited edition bourbon.

The Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch is available through Spirit Cartel, and it features for of the brand’s unique bourbon recipes – a 10, 13, 14 and 16-year old.

Four Roses claims to be the only bourbon distillery that combines two mash bills with five proprietary yeast strains to produce ten distinct bourbon recipes, each with its own characteristics.

Master distiller, Brent Elliott, said: “To celebrate our 130th anniversary, I wanted to create a very special Limited Edition Small Batch. I focused on building around the unique fruit flavours in two of our yeast strains and these really shine through in the finished product. As a contrast I also included a spicy, older batch. By mingling these different profiles, I think we achieved a wonderfully balanced, complex and unique bourbon.”

The 130th Anniversary edition is bottled at barrel strength, 54.2% abv, and it is described as offering flavours of rich vanilla, raspberries and ripe berries and crème brulee on the nose. As it hits the palate it opens into flavours of apricot, mint, cinnamon, apple and mellow oak. The drink boasts a very long finish, with hints of cinnamon, more fruit and vanilla.

There will be 3,600 hand-numbered bottles available in Europe, with a suggested retail price of £185. 

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