Four Roses Small Batch Barrel Strength Limited Edition 2020 Release
This year’s limited-edition Four Roses combines four of the distillery’s 10 recipes in these rough proportions:
- 30% 12 year old OBSV
- 25% 12 year old OESV
- 25% 16 year old OESK
- 20% 19 year old OBSK
Whisky Advocate says:
Four Roses uses two mashbills and five strains of yeast to create its 10 recipes. B or E indicates the mashbill, while the fourth letter—F, K, V, O, or Q—refers to the specific yeast strain. The V strain creates delicate fruit flavors while K adds light spice. Four Roses’ website has more information on the recipes, as does this video with the late, great Al Young, the distillery’s longtime manager and brand ambassador.