The “fourth rose” of the Four Roses line up, Small Batch Select, will launch this spring in Kentucky, New York, California, Texas and Georgia. Non-chill filtered and bottled at a 104 proof, the recipes of this 6 and 7 year old blend remain in the hands of Master Distiller Brent Elliott.
“We wanted to add something to our lineup that brings that pure experience you get with a non-chill filtered Bourbon, while also showcasing some of our recipes and flavors that aren’t as forward facing in our other existing bottles,” Elliott said in a statement.
Four Roses tasting notes for the new Small Batch Select include a nose of raspberries, clove and nutmeg. Apricot, ripe berries, vanilla and light oak describe the palate and the finish includes notes of spearmint and a touch of cinnamon.
“Small Batch Select certainly can be one of your special occasion Bourbons, but we want it to be more accessible so you don’t hesitate to open up that bottle and enjoy it any time,” Elliott said. “I am particularly proud of this Bourbon, as it is the biggest addition to the storied history of Four Roses since I became Master Distiller.”
According to the PR team at Four Roses, the price point for Small Batch Select will be positioned above Four Roses Single Barrel and will vary by market.