Yeah, so all the same stuff I already said about Four Roses in my other review…here.
Except that Small Batch is a blend of four different select bourbons. Two of the bourbons are comprised of a mash of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley (the ‘B’ mash bill), while the other two bourbons are comprised of a mash of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% malted barley (the ‘E’ mash bill).
Being as how I loved the Single Barrel, on my drive home from the hair salon the other day, whist driving past a liquor store, I decided to drop in to specifically buy Small Batch! So, hold onto your butts, here we go…
Distillery: Four Roses Distillery
Location: Near Lawrenceburg, KY
Mash bill: A blend of four select bourbons
Age: NAS. Rumored 4 years-ish
ABV: 45% (90 proof)
Color: Golden blonde for this lady
Nose: Let’s see… I’m definitely getting a very light nose, no ethanol, vanilla, and it’s seems weird to me but almost a strawberry-like smell.
Taste: Very light, sweet, lots of vanilla flavor, some nutmeg, with a slight fruit flavor and a hint of oak.
Finish: Warm vanilla spice lingers on your tongue and lips, leaving you with a warm fuzzy mouth-feel.
Overall: Hmmm. I think the advantage of the Small Batch versus the Single Barrell would probably be consistency. If you like this bourbon you can go buy another just like it since they’re blending for a certain flavor profile.
Plus, it’s super easy to drink. This would be a great “sitting on the porch during the summer/fall” bourbon because it’s so light, it still has a tiny heat punch though, leaving a satisfied feeling. Also, for those of you who like lighter bourbons, this is a great one that comes at a super reasonable price.
Yippie Skippy. (One, of these days I’ll run out of cute things to say.)