Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Kirin Brewery Company
Distillery: Four Roses
Release Date: January 2021
Age: 9 Years 7 Months
Mashbill: 60% Corn, 35% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
Color: Dark Gold
MSRP: $85 (2021)
Rye spice | Light oak | Vanilla | Light leather | Spice rests on light and airy scents
Summer fruits | Vanilla | Rye spice | Cinnamon spice | Oak | Tobacco leaf | Leather | Nice mix of sweet, spicy, and earthy flavors
Oak | Bold spice | Vanilla | Earthy undertones | Leather | Lingering dry spice
Medicinal Whiskey is a pending 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has a mission of fighting childhood illness with the power and passion of whiskey enthusiasts. The organization is composed of approximately 120 doctors who raise funds from the barrels they pick to help sponsor the organization's two core charities: Duke Children’s Hospital and UNC Health Children’s Hospital. The goal is for the organization to benefit a different children’s hospital each quarter, with UVA Children’s Hospital being targeted for this April to June.
For their latest release, the group chose a single barrel of Four Roses with an OBSK recipe. Like their past barrel picks, this is a solid representation of a good Four Roses single barrel pick. The sip is approachable, and the fact that each bottle is benefiting a good cause, makes the sip that much better.
The bottle being reviewed comes from warehouse number KE barrel #63-3I.