Tonight (Thursday, July 7th), I'll be attending an event at Brouwer's Cafe featuring bourbons by Four Roses. Their bourbons have been made in Kentucky since 1884 and Brouwer's will be featuring four different vintages:
"A worldwide favorite, especially when creating mixed drinks with a sophisticated, contemporary flair. Hints of pear and apple compliment floral aromas and mix with a taste of honey and spice. Smooth and mellow with a unique, long and soft finish. 80 proof."
"A premium Single Barrel Bourbon with a taste you'll want to savor again and again. Complex, full bodied and surprisingly smooth with a delicate long finish that’s unbelievably mellow. Contains hints of ripe plum and cherry tastes with fruity, spicy aromas including maple syrup and cocoa. Drink straight up or on the rocks. 100 proof."
"Marrying, or mingling, multiple Bourbon flavors is an art in itself. Four original and limited Bourbons have been expertly selected by our Master Distiller at the peak of maturation to create a perfectly balanced small batch Bourbon that rewards you with a mellow symphony of rich, spicy flavors along with sweet, fruity aromas and hints of sweet oak and caramel. Finishes soft, smooth and pleasantly long. Best enjoyed straight up, on the rocks, or with a splash. 90 proof."
And a special vintage bottled especially for Brouwer's,
Brouwer's Single Barrel:
There will be signature cocktails made with each individual vintage, or you can get a flight with 1oz of each if you prefer your bourbon straight like me. I'll probably go for a flight, the have a little more of whichever one I enjoy the most.
Four Roses Bourbon can be somewhat difficult to locate in WA state. It can be found in some Seattle liquor stores and a few in Everett, Clearview and Puyallup, but many smaller WA liquor stores won't have it. So you may have to search a bit. (You can find out which liquor stores carry which vintages by doing a brand search HERE).
I only had Four Roses bourbon for the first time last week. I had some of the Small Batch, and it was amzing. A slightly sweet start and exceedingly smooth. I'm looking forward to trying the other vintages to discover which one I'll like best.
So, if you're a fan a good bourbon, get your butt down to Brouwer's toinght. Things get going around 6:00PM.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.