Four Roses Distillery has unveiled its 2021 Limited Edition Small Batch bourbon whiskey. The newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings will hit shelves in September.
Non-chill filtered and bottled at 114.2 proof, the Four Roses 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 (13%), a 14-year-old OBSQ (6%), a 12-year-old OESK (23%), and a 16-year-old OESV (58%).
“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 aromas of ripe berries, light floral and rich warm oak. The palate feature 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 August 31 to September 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.
The Four Roses 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch was widely hailed as one of the best whiskeys of the year. A blend of whiskeys aged 12 to 19 years, the 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch features four of Four Roses’ ten Bourbon recipes: OBSV (30% of the blend), 19 year old OBSK (20%), 12 year old OESV (25%), and 16 year old OESK (25%).
In January, Four Roses has officially cut the ribbon on Warehouse Y, a new 45,000-square-foot warehouse facility that will accommodate more than 24,000 barrels of bourbon.