Breaking Down the Recipe

What do the letter designations mean for the ten recipes?

Production Facility

O

Four Roses Distillery

Mashbill

Whiskey Distillation

S

Straight Whiskey

Yeast Strain

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The Mashbills

We employ two unique mashbills (grain recipes) in our production. One is 60% corn, and the other is 75% corn. The lower corn mashbill contains 35% rye; significantly more than other Bourbons, resulting in a spicy, full-bodied taste. Limestone rich water from the spring-fed Salt River is added to the mashbill. Each mashbill is cooked to perfection by tightly controlling the temperature to protect the delicate flavors of the different grains.

Mashbill E
  • Corn
  • Rye
  • Malted Barley
Mashbill B
  • Corn
  • Rye
  • Malted Barley

Yeast Strains

Only Four Roses uses 5 original and proprietary yeast strains — each producing uniquely different, rich flavors.

5 Yeast Strains

Yeast strains used to create flavor
V Delicate Fruit
K Slight Spice
O Rich Fruit
Q Floral Essence
F Herbal Notes

Four Roses Single Barrel

100 proof

O

B

S

V

Four Roses Small Batch

90 proof

O

B

S

K

O

E

S

K

O

B

S

O

O

E

S

O

Four Roses Bourbon

80 proof

O

B

S

K

+

O

B

S

Q

O

B

S

O

O

B

S

F

O

B

S

V

O

E

S

K

+

O

E

S

Q

O

E

S

O

O

E

S

F

O

E

S

V