Sorry for the delay here as I know many of you Four Roses fans have been awaiting details of this cask before purchasing, but it appears that with simply the age, recipe, and proof most of the barrel sold through over the New Year's weekend and is long gone. A few notes, however: the proof listed in the invoice from Four Roses was just under 120 proof, but the label says 120.2, so it's a bit hotter than we thought. Tasting it again today, I'm convinced it's one of the better barrels we picked out in 2017. If you want the whole package: maturity, richness, sweetness, caramel, vanilla, spice, power, and complexity, it's all here in spades. There's only about twenty-five bottles left at this point, so don't snooze on this much longer if you're still on the fence.
I've got some more fun single barrels lined up for this week and next, so get ready for more fun in 2018. There's a new 9 year old Dickel barrel landing today, another Whistle Pig rye whiskey barrel, six new casks from Wild Turkey, and of course the Hampden Jamaican rum barrel everyone's been waiting for. DOG has some very old Knob Creek casks, as well. In addition, I'm unleashing a fresh sherry butt of Aultmore that should come in at a bargain price. I think we'll be picking up right where we left off in 2017. Watch for a few more cases up North of the Kentucky Owl as well. There's a lot of action behind the scenes.