Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey 700ml
It began when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she replied that if her answer were “Yes,” she would wear a corsage of roses on her gown to the upcoming grand ball. Paul Jones waited for her answer excitedly on that night of the grand ball…when she arrived in her beautiful gown, she wore a corsage of four red roses. He later named his Bourbon “Four Roses” as a symbol of his devout passion for the lovely belle, a passion he thereafter transferred to making his beloved Four Roses Bourbon.
Only Four Roses combines two mash bills with five proprietary yeast strains to create ten distinct bourbon recipes. Each recipe brings something different to the batch – and carefully mingling them allows us to achieve an endless range of flavour profiles to please any bourbon lover. Two unique grain recipes are used, one with 60% corn, and the other with 75% corn. They are both combined with limestone-rich water from the spring-fed Salt River in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and cooked to perfection to protect the delicate flavours of each grain.
Four Roses also uses 5 original and proprietary yeast strains — each producing uniquely different, rich flavours. With the combination of 2 mash bills and 5 proprietary yeasts, ten uniquely different Bourbon recipes are made.
Ten Recipes. Unlimited Flavour. Each recipe name is composed of four letters identifying its production facility, mash bill, distillation process and yeast strain. The first letter is always O, designating the distillation at Four Roses Distillery. The second letter designates the mash bill. Each has a different ratio of corn, rye, and malted barley. The third letter is always S, designating it as straight whiskey. The fourth letter identifies the proprietary yeast strain. Each creates unique flavours.
The ten recipes are as follows: OBSV - Delicate fruit and rye, OBSK - Rye and baking spice, OBSO - Rich fruit, OBSQ - Rye and light floral character, OBSF - Delicate rye and mint, OESV - Delicate fruit and caramel, OESK - Baking spice, OESO - Rich fruit and vanilla, OESQ - Delicate grains and floral character, OESF - Light grain and mint.
Four Roses Bourbon is a smooth and mellow, 80 proof Kentucky Bourbon that has been aged for at least 5 years. The nose has notes of gentle spice, honey, floral essences, and fruit. The palate has flavours of fresh fruit with hints of apple and pear. It is crisp yet smooth & soft. The finish is long, mellow and pleasant.
The Finer Details
Style - Bourbon
Country - United States
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 40%