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Four Roses reveals latest small batch bourbon

Four Roses Distillery has released its 2017 small batch limited edition bourbon in the UK.

Just 3,000 hand-numbered bottles have been released across Europe by master distiller Brent Elliot.

Following the success of previous releases, UK distributor Spirit Cartel believes demand is likely to outstrip supply quickly.

To support its launch, Spirit Cartel is taking Brent Elliott on a week-long tasting tour of London and North-West retail and on-trade outlets.

Four Roses claims to be the only distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce ten distinct Bourbon recipes. This Small Batch Limited Edition features three of those Bourbons (a 13 and 15-year old from the distillery’s ‘OESK’ recipe, plus a 12 year old from its ‘OESV’ recipe) and marks the first Limited Edition Small Batch in the brand’s history to feature only its low rye mash bill (20% Rye).

Brent Elliott master distiller, says: “The magic happened early on with this bourbon. After only the third test blend, I knew we had hit the target and then some. In subsequent blind samplings this one always stood out – there’s a remarkable synergy among the three batches. Once combined, it resulted in more depth, richness and warmth than in any one of the individual recipes.”

£130.00 for 70cl, bottled at 53.9% ABV.

30 October 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor