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Four Roses Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

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Selected by Chockie Tom

Chockie Tom is an Indigenous, award-winning bartender turned writer who focuses her work on advocacy and cultural empowerment in the bar industry.


Chockie's Liquid Low-Down


"Four Roses Bourbon is my favourite gateway bourbon. I've made sure that it's part of any bar program I've put together. It's a great price point, approachable, and has an amazing history that folks love to learn about. I find it works well for sipping and classic bourbon cocktail staples."

Read on for more of Chockie's expert insights...



Taste wise: crisp, soft and smooth, with fruit and honey, as well as big buttery notes of sweetcorn and the spicy, peppery flavour of rye, thanks to the unusually high (28%) rye content of the recipe. The spicy, fruity, mellow notes and brown sugar notes work well in both Highballs and stirred bourbon classics.

On the nose: more mellow than a lot of entry-level bourbons. Rather than being dominated by barrel spice and vanilla, it offers fruity and floral scents with hints of gentle spice, honey and peach, while still offering the classic bourbon palate.



I am a fan of lazy afternoons accompanied by a nice bourbon Highball. This serve is also always a crowd pleaser for any holiday gathering.



My favourite thing about Four Roses is its accessibility. It's perfect for newcomers to bourbon that want to know more about the spirit category, as well as connoisseurs that appreciate the price point and how well it works for sipping and cocktails. The unique use of multiple mash bills and yeasts provides a more distillate-driven whiskey than most, resulting in unusual complexity and richness of flavour, while still providing all the characteristics of a classic bourbon, honed through more than 130 years of whiskey-making tradition.

 

How to Drink



Versatility is key with my selection. It sips well and works in classics, but I like it with peach iced tea, a splash of lemon and some simple syrup. Add a sprig of mint for the perfect garnish.



I like no ice for sipping and quality cubes for Highballs. Keeping the spirit at room temperature helps preserve all its flavours, while the ice tempers the more alcoholic notes and the acidic bite of a sparkling Highball. If you're getting into Julep territory, crushed ice is key as this provides the chilling and dilution necessary for a cocktail originally created for really hot summer days.



Opt for a Glencairn glass or Rocks glass for sipping. A lovely Highball glass is also key for longer whiskey cocktails. I'm prone to fun vintage glasses with 70’s aesthetics and experimenting with Bourbon is always a great excuse to invest in a Julep cup!



I like my bourbon with delicious BBQ food. If you're going to go with something American, I'd say go all in. Kentucky style is best as the subtle complexity of this bourbon harmonises nicely with the deep and strong flavours of Kentucky's sauce. If you're looking for something snack-sized, Mimolette cheese and chocolate are my other two pairing faves.

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Four Roses Bourbon

Awards

  • 0

    World Whiskies Awards 2022

    Silver

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    Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021

    Excellent, Highly Recommended, Great Value, 91 Points

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    Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020

    Excellent, Highly Recommended, Great Value, 93 Points

  • 0

    Cigar & Spirits World Spirits Competition 2019

    Double Gold

  • 0

    Ultimate Spirits Competition 2019

    Very Good, Strong Recommendation, 89 Points

  • 0

    Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018

    Excellent, Highly Recommended, Tried & True Award, 92 points

Product Specifications

Class American Whiskey Size 70cl
Region Kentucky, USA ABV 40%
Style Bourbon Age Aged a minimum of five years

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  • Drinks Distilled Gift Box Each gift set is housed in our sturdy, eye-catching Drinks Distilled branded gift box, which can house between two-three items.
  • Free Recipe Card & Gift Note All of our spirits-based gift boxes are accompanied by a free recipe card, with insights from the Spirits Guide that handpicked the bottle. You can also add a free gift note, which doubles up as a stylish coaster.
  • Speedy Delivery All of our orders are dispatched in fully recyclable packaging and you can choose from either Express (1-2 days) or Standard (2-3 days) delivery.