Bourbon By Nino Marchetti / September 19, 2014 The hit parade of fall special release Kentucky bourbons continues. This time around the focus is the Four Roses Distillery, which is debuting the latest in its limited edition small batch offerings. What’s being bottled for 2014 consists of a blend of four of the distillery’s ten bourbon recipes from barrels ranging in age from 9 to 13 years.The Four Roses operation, established in 1888, is said to be the only bourbon distillery that combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to distill and age its recipes, each with its own flavor profile. Those who create this whiskey are confident enough in the mixing and matching of these different bourbons to have the potential for “nearly infinite combinations.”The 2014 release, which was bottled at barrel strength, was put together by master distiller Jim Rutledge from four bourbons, including 13-year-old bourbon from Four Roses’ OBSV recipe, 12-year-old OESV, 11-year-old OBSF and 9-year-old OBSK. What has come forth from this creation is said to beboth bold and refreshing, with aromas of light orange zest, glazed maple and fresh spearmint. The flavor profile includes orange citrus and mellow hints of honey, which are expertly mingled with a palate of mild cloves and cool mint for a long, bold and smooth finish.Approximately 11,200 bottles of the Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon are available.