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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Four Roses Single Barrel: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
Four Roses Single Barrel
We celebrate bourbon today with a pretty good one.  The Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey impressed the Raise a Glass bunch.  The nose had a mild sweetness to it like clovers and honeysuckle, a field of dreams that you just knew would yield good whiskey.  Some vanilla and caramel highlighted the tasting notes with a floral and oak balance that gave way to butterscotch.  The bourbon finished nearly ghostly with a tongue tingling harshness that Jeremy described as a "turd in his cereal" because everything worked until that point.  Certainly complex, but not strong finishing.  The bourbon impressed, but only so much and for so long.
Four Roses Single Barrel: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Four Roses Single Barrel

78.0 Average Score


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove. Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys. Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.