About The Rose Set: Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon & Unparalleled Rose Cuvée
Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
On the banks of the Salt River, nestled in the quiet Kentucky countryside near Lawrenceburg, Four Roses Distillery is a testament to American ingenuity and perseverance. Built in 1910 to resemble the architecture of California wineries, the distillery — now listed on the National Register of Historic Places — was one of six distilleries that was granted permission to operate during Prohibition.
Following Prohibition, Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon became the top-selling bourbon in the United States. In 1943, Seagram's bought the distillery and a decade later, discontinued the sale of Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon. In 2002, the distillery changed hands again, and the new owner brought a renewed sense of purpose and vigor to Four Roses.
Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. Straight bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years — Four Roses Bourbon is aged for a minimum of eight years in newly charred, white-oak casks.
The high rye content in the bourbon creates a rich, spicy flavor and gives the bourbon notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. A proprietary yeast culture used to ferment the mash produces a light, fruity balance to the spiciness and the aging process gives the bourbon notes of maple syrup and caramel.
While most distilleries age bourbon in warehouses that are many stories high, Four Roses ages its bourbon in a one-story warehouse to ensure that each barrel is aged in a similar environment. In addition, each bottle of Four Roses available through Caskers is the product of a single barrel (rather than a blend of multiple barrels), giving each bottle a unique flavor profile and history.
Unparalleled Rose Cuvée
Produced in Coteaux Varois en Provence, which is located in Southern France, Unparalleled Rose Cuvée has a taste as vibrant as its mesmerising, rose pink color. Sourced from a beautiful wine estate in the picturesque massif de la Loube, this cuvée in essence reflects the overarching mission the Unparalleled brand — to seek out best-in-class varietals from the finest winemaking regions across the globe, and to make those varietals accessible to all wine lovers.
Unparalleled Rose Cuvée is a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes, which are influenced by the rocky, gently sloping hills of Southern France and the region’s proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. This climate, along with the clay-limestone soil in which the grapes grow, creates ideal conditions for a rose wine. Once harvested, the wine ferments in concrete tanks at 45 degrees fahrenheit until dryness. Lastly, the wine is aged in fine lees for a period of four months before being bottled.
As a result, Unparalleled Rose Cuvée has a pale pink color, and an bouquet of melon and tangerine. The palate contains fresh flavors of pomegranate and grapefruit, and leads to a delicate and semi-dry finish.
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