Four Roses celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Senior Brand Ambassador Al Young by releasing 10 single barrels to a few lucky shops in the US. They were nearly impossible to obtain the set. We have. More specifically, known bourbon collector Randall Kirsch of San Diego pulled the many strings necessary to obtain unobtainium and has generously offered some up to his friends in LA. To celebrate these rare whiskies we have enlisted the help of Joe Bootow to guide us through this special tasting. Each of the barrels represents a specific recipe.
(thanks to http://theplaidparty.com for the following information)
The “O” in each recipe means the whiskey was distilled at the Four Roses distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
The “S” in each recipe designates Straight Whiskey.
Two different Mash Bills:
- E Mash Bill “High-Corn”: 20% Rye, 75% Corn, 5% Malted Barley
- B Mash Bill “High-Rye”: 35% Rye, 60% Corn, 5% Malted Barley
5 Yeast Strains:
- V – Light fruitiness, light vanilla, caramel & creamy
- K – Light spiciness, light caramel & full-bodied
- O – Rich fruitiness, light vanilla, caramel & full-bodied
- Q – Essences of floral aromas
- F – Essences of herbal aromas
The combination of each Mash Bill with each yeast strain produces 10 recipes:
- OBSV – B Mash Bill, V yeast.
- OESV – E Mash Bill, V yeast.
- OBSK – B Mash Bill, K yeast.
- OESK – E Mash Bill, K yeast.
- OBSO – B Mash Bill, O yeast.
- OESO – E Mash Bill, O yeast.
- OBSQ – B Mash Bill, Q yeast.
- OESQ – E Mash Bill, Q yeast.
- OBSF – B Mash Bill, F yeast.
- OESF – E Mash Bill, F yeast.
Per the host, dinner orders prior to the event (upstairs). You will be responsible for you own bill.