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Four Roses Celebrates 135th Anniversary With Fresh Look


Bourbon-maker Four Roses is celebrating its 135th Anniversary in style - a tasting set showcasing the Bourbon's ten styles, new packaging, and of course, an anniversary limited edition bottling.

The 135th Anniversary Limited Edition is the 16th of a series of annually released commemorative bottlings, but will be the first to wear the newly refreshed packaging, with an updated logo and engraved rose cluster on the bottle's cork.

It is bottled at 108 Proof (54% ABV) and contains Bourbon aged between 12 and 25 years old. 

As is Four Roses' specialty, the Bourbon maker has 10 styles made across combinations of 5 proprietary yeasts and 2 different mashbills. The 135th Anniversary edition will feature a blend of the 12 and 16 year old OESV style (Fruit and Caramel), 14 year old OESK style (Baking Spice) and also the 25 year old OBSV (Fruit And Rye).


“Each of the 12-, 14-, and 16-year-old batches possess individual characteristics that complement each other perfectly,

Once the ideal balance of these three batches was achieved, I looked at several other batches of various ages and recipes to add an extra layer of nuance to the blend. Ultimately I selected the 25-year-old OBSV, which melds perfectly with the other batches and adds additional complexity and depth.”

Master Distiller Brent Elliott



Official Tasting Notes


Allspice, vanilla and oak, with a hint of cinnamon and clove. 


Honey and rye spice, balanced out by the taste of ripe berries and pear.


A total of 15,060 hand-numbered bottles of the new 135th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch will be made available at US$199.99. It is available from 15th and 16th September 2023.



88 Bamboo Editorial Team