We head to the bottling house and upon entering see the tasting stations set up with 8 glasses at each station. Because of the size of our group, we have to double up so we can't be too concerned with cooties. Next to the tasting stations are 8 barrels lined up bungs facing upwards ready for sampling.
After the votes are tallied we picked two barrels that were clearly the favorite of the group; an OBSO at 9.5 years old and a OESO at 10.5 years old. We don't know the proof of either just yet. The OBSO was a first for us as we've never picked this particular recipe and the OESO is our second. The third favorite was an OESV at 9 years old. Quit a bit of discussion was generated around this barrel after we left and it looks like we'll end up picking up that barrel as well. That OESV was the sweetest Four Roses I've ever tasted.
We leave Four Roses and head to Buffalo Trace up in Frankfort. After lunch we arrive around 1:00 and head to Warehouse H which has the tasting room. We walk in and 10 barrels of Elmer T. Lee are
I don't bother sampling the barrel strength as it won't be a factor in determining what we pick so
Overall a good day and I think we picked some of the best Four Roses to date.