GSN Review: Four Roses’ 2022 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

Four Roses Distillery, the award-winning Kentucky
distillery, announces it will launch its 2022 Limited Edition Small Batch on September 17. The release will be the 15th in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings. Non-chill filtered and bottled at 109 proof, the 2022 Limited Edition Small Batch features four different hand-selected recipes aged 14 to 20 years. These recipes represent four of the distillery’s 10 distinct Bourbon recipes – a 14 year-old Bourbon from the OESF recipe, a 14 year-old OESV, a 15 year-old OESK, and a 20 year-old OBSV.

“From the beginning of crafting this year’s limited edition small batch Bourbon, two particular batches
stood out to me as potential candidates to go into the blend – a 14-year-old recipe batch that is remarkably smooth and rich on the palate, and a 20-year-old recipe batch that exhibits the best fruit barrel and spice qualities of extra aged Bourbon,” said Brent Elliott, Four Roses Master Distiller. “The test blends revolved around those two batches until we landed on a liquid with a perfect balance that is unique, layered, mellow and elegant.”

Four Roses will distribute approximately 14,100, 750ml hand-numbered bottles of the 2022 Limited
Edition Small Batch Bourbon to be sold in the United States with a suggested retail price of $179.99.

GSN’s Remarks: Sweet on the nose, with berry fruits taking the lead, followed by more traditional caramel and vanilla bean. The initial tasting is quite spicy, with a heat reminscent of freshly minced ginger, or a really vibrant rye. The flavor palette is quite dessert-like with a plethora of baked good characteristics. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a mellow roundness that you often only find in 18+ year old expressions. This is a solid Four roses release that would appeal to just about any bourbon aficionado, but for the hefty price tag. This is a must have for the bourbon collector, but perhaps an impulse buy for those who are hoping for the next Pappy to “cellar” for investment. GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Four Roses Bourbon