ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Exclusive Four Roses OBSF Bourbon Review

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, a family-owned business operating in Florida since 1936, has selected a special Four Roses Single Barrel OBSF Bourbon for their customers. This unique barrel strength expression is a result of meticulous selection from Four Roses’ ten distinct recipes, and this review will take you on a tasting journey of this intriguing bourbon.


  • Distillery: Four Roses Distillery
  • Selected by: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
  • Recipe: OBSF
  • Mashbill: 60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley
  • Age: 8 years and 9 months
  • Bottled: October 12, 2018
  • ABV: 57.5%


Upon the first whiff, the nose is graced with fresh honey and toffee notes. The aromas are sweet and inviting, providing a delightful introduction to this bourbon. The rye component of the mashbill is subtle but adds a pleasant depth to the overall olfactory experience.


As the bourbon hits the palate, light brown sugar comes to the forefront, accompanied by a mild spice from the rye. The oak influence is apparent but not overpowering, harmoniously interlacing with the other flavors. The balance of sweetness and spice is expertly achieved, making it an enjoyable sip for bourbon enthusiasts of all levels.


The finish on this Four Roses OBSF is long and lingers with prominent notes of vanilla and leather. The leather adds an interesting, earthy complexity, while the vanilla provides a smooth, velvety end to the sip. The high ABV does not overwhelm the senses but instead offers a pleasant warmth that enhances the overall experience.


This ABC Fine Wine & Spirits exclusive Four Roses OBSF bourbon is a delightful find for those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle. The balance of flavors and the intriguing combination of honey, toffee, brown sugar, and oak make this bourbon a standout choice. The addition of vanilla and leather in the finish rounds out the profile, creating a satisfying and memorable drinking experience. It’s a testament to the skillful blending and expertise of both Four Roses and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in selecting such a remarkable bourbon.

– CB