Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky has announced the 2022 release of their Limited Edition Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This year’s release will be the 15th in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings. And for a bit of a change, you may actually be able to get one. Well, if you win the lottery that is.
The Four Roses 2022 Limited Edition Small Batch is being released on September 17. This year’s release is non-chill filtered and bottled at 109 proof. It features four different hand-selected recipes aged 14 to 20 years. These recipes represent four of the distillery’s 10 distinct Bourbon recipes.
- 20 year-old OBSV
- 15 year-old OESK
- 14 year-old OESV
- 14 year-old OESF
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“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 Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott.
“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 2022 Small Batch Tasting Notes
Tasting notes for the 2022 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon provided by the distillery say it offers delicate aromas of brown sugar, dark cherries and seasoned oak. The bourbon is complemented by the warm flavors of apricot and barrel tones that melt into a delicate and distinct finish, boasting creamy vanilla, ripe berries and light cinnamon.
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Distribution and the Lottery
In addition to the special bottling rolling out to select retailers starting September 17, Four Roses will offer a limited quantity for sale at the Four Roses Distillery Visitor Center via a public lottery draw. Individuals may register for the lottery from August 22 to August 28 by visiting the Four Roses website. Those who are selected via random draw will schedule appointments to pick up their purchase at the Four Roses Distillery.
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. This years 2022 release has a suggested retail price of $179.99.
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