With the growth in US-style smokehouses and BBQ street food, bourbon’s becoming increasingly popular here in the UK and Four Roses is leading the so-called ‘British bourbon boom’!
Four unique bourbon recipes are used in the production of this small batch bourbon from Four Roses, one of Kentucky’s most famous distilleries.
A small number of barrels are expertly selected by Four Roses’ Master Distiller Brent Elliot at the peak of their maturity.
Then, they’re hand blended and bottled to create what Brent calls ‘a symphony of rich spicy flavours’.
Enjoy it neat, over ice, or in a classic US cocktail such as the ‘Old Fashioned’ – single-handedly made popular again by the character Don Draper in Mad Men!
So if you know a Bourbon lover, give them the perfect gift this Christmas and head to Marks & Spencer’s to grab a bottle.
Rich, spicy flavours along with sweet, fruity aromas and hints of sweet oak and caramel. Finishes soft, smooth and pleasantly long. The palate is creamy, ending with a well-balanced moderately sweet finish.
Four Roses Old Fashioned
25 or 50ml Four Roses Small Batch. 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 sugar cube, few dashes plain water.
Place sugar cube in a glass and saturate with the bitters, add a dash of plain water. Mix until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the Four Roses. Garnish with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry.