Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky is releasing a limited edition single-barrel bourbon.
2,300 bottles will be available nationwide. The bottle features a gold etching of the distillery on the reverse side.
The special bourbon has been aged for 17 years. It is described by the distiller as having an aroma of “brisk cloves and candied fruits while hints of peach and cherry meld seamlessly with creamy spiced vanilla and oak.”
The Bourbon Blog did a taste test and described the bourbon this way:
Taste: Luscious candied fruits of peach and cherry with a delicate spiciness. Rich mouthfeel with vanilla and oak. Creamy with that Four Roses signature mellowness. Incredible Bourbon to celebrate 100 years, definitely a must have for fans of Four Roses Bourbons.
Finish: Lingering rich cherry and wet citrus with touches of banana cream pie.
Seeking oldest employee
According to a press release, Four Roses is also seeking the oldest person to have worked at the distillery.
That person will receive the first bottle from the limited-edition release, signed by Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge, as well as a personalized barrelhead.
Former distillery employees can be presented for consideration by contacting Four Roses at (502) 839-3436, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.