Four Roses 125th Anniversary 2013 Limited Edition Small Batch 750ml
recipes OBSV- 18 year, OBSK 13 year, OESK- 13 year, ullage: top shoulder
The 125th Anniversary bottle is especially sought after for its connection to what you might call the “Tale of the Mutated Yeast.” While fermenting a mash in the late 1990s, Rutledge and his team noticed that one of the yeasts had mutated. Rather than bear the cost of starting over – this was, after all, before Four Roses hit it big – they decided to take a risk. The result went beyond Rutledge’s expectations. He has said repeatedly that it is his single favorite whiskey he ever; even the unaged distillate, he said, was unmatched in flavor. The resulting whiskey, including the 125th Anniversary, were the perfect storm, a happy accident, and since Rutledge did not keep samples, they can never to be replicated.