|Four Roses Single Barrel - a fantastic bourbon|
Four Roses uses 2 mashbill recipes along with 5 proprietary yeast strains to produce 10 different whiskeys. Four Roses Single Barrel uses just one of those recipes, OBSV, which is aged and then bottled from a single barrel (go figure). What does OBSV mean to you? Well, "O" designates that this bourbon was produced at Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY. "B" tells us that this bourbon uses a mashbill consisting of 60% corn, 5% malted barley, and 35% rye. "S" means that it's straight bourbon that's been aged for a minimum of 2 years. "V" means that the "V" strain of yeast was used, a strain that imparts a creamy flavor with hints of fruit and a blast of spice. The bottle typically sells for $39.99 but I once found a ridiculous sale for $29.99 at a local shop and bought nearly all of their stock. It's just that good and I loves me a great deal on bourbon!
Bottoms up, my bourbon brethren! Bourbon Christmas is here!