I have a Four Roses 125th Anniversary Gift Set Single Barrel OBSK aged 9 years and a Single Barrel Barrel Strength OESK that I picked up yesterday aged 10 years.
1) I've heard that the single barrel in always OBSV, but for the 125th did they bottle other recipes for kicks?
2) Who's had the SB Barrel Strength OESK? Any thoughts? At that proof would these two make for a good side by side spectrum comparison or would they be too different (age, recipe, and proof)? It's my understanding that E is lower rye and K is the boldest Four Roses flavor and B is the highest rye?
Just curious for thoughts or reactions on how these two spectrums would taste? I guess a head to head would be best at the same age and barrel strength.
My initial taste of SB OBSK 9 yo a few months back was very impressive. It was the first time I had Four Roses in over 3 years and wow did this one deliver. So many great bold and spicy characteristics. Nice heat on the chest--extremely satisfying pour.