Within the late Nineteen Fifties, Seagram’s stopped promoting 4 Roses Bourbon within the USA and as a substitute began promoting this: 4 Roses Premium American Whiskey (blended). Earlier than Seagram’s purchased the model in 1943, it was one of many best-selling bourbons in America. Why they determined to alter it to a rotgut mix within the USA and ship the bourbon abroad is anybody’s guess.
Although, nobody has ever accused the individuals who ran Seagram’s (into the bottom) of creating good selections. The as soon as huge drinks large fell extremely fast and its company corpse divvied up by the opposite massive drinks corporations of the day. Now, let’s get to drinkin’!
4 Roses Premium American Whiskey (blended) – Particulars and Tasting Notes
Type: Blended (American)
Blender: 4 Roses
Mix: GNS and bourbon
Cask: New charred oak & used cooperage
4 Roses Premium American Whiskey (blended) Worth: NA – Public sale, Specialty Retailer or Personal Vendor
4 Roses Premium American Whiskey (blended) Tasting Notes
Banana taffy, steel, stale spice, paint thinner and Peeps.
It smells worse than I described… why did they do that?
Tastes like a musty model of the aroma. Prompted an instantaneous spit take. That is foul.
Quick -> Musty banana Peeps
BALANCE, BODY and FEEL
No steadiness, skinny physique, and a watery really feel.
4 Roses Premium American Whiskey (blended) – Total Ideas and Rating
It is a true rotgut whiskey. One of the best factor I can say about it’s how mercifully brief the end is; this isn’t a taste you need lingering. It’s so unbelievably dangerous, I’ve a tough time considering there’s any 4 Roses bourbon in right here in any respect. I’ve had pre-Seagram’s 4 Rose bourbon and it was good, and I can’t detect any of that goodness on this.
Sitting right here, forcing my means by way of a small glass of it for this evaluate, I can’t assist however marvel in regards to the precise thought course of that went into the choice to modify from Bourbon to this? Within the courtroom of whisky, this was a criminal offense towards bourbon. Against the law Seagram’s has undoubtedly paid for. Its demise was slightly swift and spectacular all on the similar time and lots of the whiskey manufacturers they as soon as mismanaged went on to have nice lives underneath totally different house owners. Like 4 Roses being introduced again to life by Kirin.
Getting again to the whiskey, the 4 Roses Premium American Whiskey (blended) is a foul-smelling and tasting rotgut. Among the many worst I’ve had, however if you happen to get the possibility to attempt it undoubtedly do. It’ll make you much more grateful for the 4 Roses gracing our cabinets at present
SCORE: 0.5/5 (so dangerous it doesn’t deserve a score ~ “F” | 0-59)
4 Roses Premium American Whiskey (blended) Evaluate $NA
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