September 2017 Pick of the Month: Four Roses Small Batch

Each month, Flight Club selects a club-endorsed “Pick of the Month.”  The parameters on the Pick of the Month are (a) locally available in Wichita, Kansas (b) under $40 and (c) something believed to be a good value or limited availability at the moment.  We invite everyone (Club members or not) to break open a bottle and provide comment and feedback. 

Four Roses Small Batch

This month, we’ve selected a bottle that is also featured in Monarch’s Bourbon Heritage Month punch card: Four Roses Small Batch. While we have previously written about Four Roses’ private selection single barrel lineup and limited releases,  the Small Batch is a mid-shelf staple.

Its recipe combines two of Four Roses’ five proprietary yeast strains, K (slight spice) and O (rich fruit), as well as Four Roses’ high-rye and low-rye mash bills.

An enjoyable pour, a good mixer, and priced to buy. We recommend it.

Bottle:  Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

Age:  Not age stated, but Four Roses ages every barrel at least 5 years prior to dumping.

Mash Bill: A combination of two – 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% malted barley; and 60% corn, 35% rye, and 5% malted barley.

Proof:  90

Price: $32.99

Location:  Available at most well-stocked liquor stores.

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