Four Roses makes single barrel bourbons using 10 recipes. The recipes are either 20% rye or 35% rye in the mash bill, using one of 5 different yeast strains. These recipes are found in single barrel bourbons labeled as Private Selection. While the 35% rye recipe is bold in taste, I find it a bit too spicy. I like the 20% rye recipe and am looking for retailers that may have the Private Selection in stock, designated as OES + V/K/O/Q/F.
I purchased the OESK (slightly spicy) and OESQ (milder, vanilla) at the distillery. Mink's on Delk Road has the OESV (creamy). Anyone have the OESO (fruity) or OESF (minty) available?
O = Designates produced at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY.
E = The mashbill that is 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% malted barley.
B = The mashbill that is 60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley.
S = Designates straight whiskey distillation.
V/K/O/Q/F = Yeast strain used to create flavor characteristics.