Four Roses Japanese-only Fine Old Bourbon

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There are two possible ways for you to experience this particular bottling by Kentucky’s Four Roses Bourbon: Either you get it in Japan, where it has been exclusively available for decades (even before the FR brand was resurrected when Kirin bought it from Seagrams)… or, you visit the distillery about an hour outside Louisville, and […]




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There are two possible ways for you to experience this particular bottling by Kentucky's Four Roses Bourbon: Either you get it in Japan, where it has been exclusively available for decades (even before the FR brand was resurrected when Kirin bought it from Seagrams)... or, you visit the distillery about an hour outside Louisville, and beg. Politely.

I did the latter, and was rewarded with a mellow, sweet nose and the most light, sweet floral mouth of any proper Bourbon I've ever experienced (with a bit of pepper on the finish).  But rules are rules, and Four Roses doesn't even sell FOB at the distillery. So, anyone passing thru duty free in Tokyo: please bring some back for me!

 

Four Roses Fine Old Bourbon

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