four grain sour mash straight bourbon WHISKEY
Rock Town Four Grain Sour Mash Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey is a premium small batch bourbon whiskey distilled, aged and bottled at our distillery in Little Rock, Arkansas. Distilled from a mash of Arkansas grown corn, wheat, rye and malted barley. The mash is “soured” by using part of the previous batch’s stillage to start the Sour Mash Bourbon cook.
As with all our whiskies, our Four Grain Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey is made from grain to glass right here at the distillery in Little Rock. We’re makers not fakers
Mashbill: 73% Corn, 9% Rye, 9% Wheat, 9% Malted Barley.
2020 – Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2020 – 95 – “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation” Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Tasting Notes: Toasty, earthy, and inviting; this whiskey exudes warm grain character along with suggestions of honey, orange peel, and baked cherries. Smooth, round, and fruit-forward on the palate, honey-baked walnuts slowly emerge and build on a finish dotted with salted caramel. Elegant and long.
2019 – 94 – “Excellent, Highly Recommended” Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Tasting Notes: A spice-driven, full-flavored dram, this young whiskey delivers black pepper, nutmeg, and coriander over fresh green apples and Meyer lemon peel. While interesting on its own, this whiskey will shine best as a substitute for rye in your favorite cocktail.
2019 – 91.5 – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Tasting Notes: A lovely mix of late evening summer flower and bolder bourbony notes: a hickory and maple syrup mix starring; despite the surprisingly big oils on delivery there is a pleasing ruggedness to the oak and small grain mix. There appears to be rye at the cutting edge, offering a sharp fruitiness which burrows deep into the palate; light caramels and and much follow through; the mocha has found its home; a satisfyingly intricate and impressively complex whiskey.