Four Roses 2012 Limited Edition Small Batch has just been named Whisky Advocate’s #1 whisky of Winter 2012! We are honored to receive such high praise from John Hansell of Whisky Advocate Magazine. Here are John’s notes:
A marriage of four different bourbons, ranging from 11 to 17 years old. This, to me, is benchmark Four Roses: subtly complex, vibrant, yet fully matured, with well-defined flavors of bramble, dry citrus, soft creamy vanilla, caramel, marzipan, allspice, a hint of cinnamon, and subtle cedar-aged cigar tobacco. Soft, clean, polished oak finish. A very versatile bourbon! Your decision shouldn’t be whether to buy it, but rather how much water to add. —John Hansell
Advanced Whisky Advocate magazine rating: 96
The entire list of winners can be found here.