Four Roses master distiller unveils first bottling

25th May, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Four Roses Bourbon is preparing to release the first bottling from new master distiller Brent Elliott next month – a limited edition single barrel whiskey.


Just 8,000 bottles of Elliott’s Select will launch in the US

Elliott’s Select – named after the master distiller who took over in September 2015 following the retirement of Jim Rutledge last year – is a hand-selected 14-year-old OESK, one of 10 unique Bourbon recipes from the distillery.

The release is described as having “subtle” aromas of peach jam, magnolia blossoms and light oak, with flavours of spiced vanilla, fresh nutmeg and ripe fruits on the palate.

“I’ve always been happiest when I’m so deep into a project that I lose track of time, and that’s exactly what happened when we began the process of selecting barrels for Eliott’s Select,” said Elliott.

“There’s something unique about this 14-year-old Bourbon and now that is has been bottled I’m looking forward to taking a step back and hearing what our fans think.

“Being master distiller is something I’ve found difficult to call a job because it’s a privilege and my passion.

“My focus continues to be what got me where I am and what got the Four Roses brand where it is today, and that’s quality.”

Approximately 8,000 hand-numbered bottles of Elliott’s Select will be made available in the US from June at an RRP of US$125.

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