Four Roses Small Batch Select is the newest bourbon in the Four Roses lineup, made up of Four Roses Yellow, Small Batch, Single Barrel, the annual limited edition small batch, and the cask strength single barrel store picks and master distiller selections (including this OESV selection). With an existing Four Roses Small Batch bourbon, the Four Roses Small Batch Select name is strange but still welcome. It’s effectively a higher-proof and non-chill filtered Small Batch that uses 6 of Four Roses’ 10 mash bill and yeast combinations, while the regular Small Batch uses “just” 4. The additional mashbills (link to Four Roses’ website here with more details) and slightly higher age (6 years vs NAS) should result in a different experience. In this Four Roses Small Batch Select review, let’s find out if all these new things add up to a great bourbon.
*A huge thank you to my friend Saurabh for this sample