Our very own whiskey expert and liquor critic, Jay West, recently tried a little blending.
About eight months ago, Jay mixed 2 ounces of all 10 Four Roses recipes into one bottle and let it sit. Each bourbon in the blend came from Tier 3 in a Four Roses rickhouse.
Now it’s time for a taste test. Watch the video below to see what Jay thought about this “Forty Roses Infinity Blend.”
Four Roses’ 10 recipes come from combinations of the two mashbills and five yeast strains it uses.
Jay West’s Four Roses ‘Forty Roses’ Infinity Bottle Tasting Notes
Nose: Not as powerful as expected. Really complex and muted. Packed, very floral. Lots of lavender, honey, honeydew, papaya, sweet fruit, sweet flowers. Not too spicy or perfumed, not like potpourri, but it’s sweet. There is custard, caramel, honey. Really decadent and fruity.
Palate: Fudge, caramel, honey and vanilla all day long. There are some floral notes on the back. It’s actually quite mild in terms of ABV. Some of those signature Four Roses. Ginger, orange peel, big powerful pepper spices. Rich, syrupy, syrupy, no burning in the mouth.
Finish: Big sweet oak notes, tannins, baking spices, cloves, light cinnamon, candied ginger.
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