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Four Roses Single Barrel

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

20th Jul 2016


Four Roses Single Barrel
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This bottle has been open for a while - I purchased it at the LCBO. Warehouse No. NN, Barrel No. 81-1F.

The colour is a soft copper. On the nose we get humidor, tannic oak, menthol and overripe plums. Caramel apple. Marmalade. Quite a bit of vanilla, but the oak is very tight, quite woody. Maltier with water. Enticing but rather closed, especially for a bottle that has been open for a couple of months.

On the palate the humidor has turned into dry cigar tobacco. Quite a bit of toffee and vanilla, with pine sap, mint, black cherry, thick oak and leather. More cherries with water, and more tobacco, too - an improvement. Very rich and satisfying.

The finish is tight oak, with more herbs, leather and a hint of cloves. The last FR Single Barrel I reviewed was from Warehouse No. KE and Barrel No. 6-5D. And I gave it the exact same score - I guess so far my Single Barrels are pretty consistent...

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