A good friend had recommended I try the Four Roses Bourbons and while I like the Small Batch, but it just hasn’t thrilled me. I decided to follow his advice and give the Four Roses Single Barrel a whirl and I am glad I did. This Bourbon is fantastic and the price point at $35 is quite approachable. It does have a nice balance of smoke and alcohol, but with an underlying sweetness which is extremely well-balanced. This one is not far removed from Blanton’s. Maybe I have discovered I like single barrel Bourbon, but I’d hate to make that assumption only to have it skewered. Anyway, if you see the FR Single Barrel be sure to pick it up. You will be glad you did!