Kentucky-based Four Roses Distillery will release its 2022 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon in September.The bottling is the 15th in the Small Batch series, and clocks in at 54.5% ABV. It contains a blend of four different Bourbons aged 14 to 20 years. “From the beginning of crafting this year’s limited edition small batch Bourbon, two particular batches stood out to me as potential candidates to go into the blend – a 14-year-old recipe batch that is remarkably smooth and rich on the palate, and a 20-year-old recipe batch that exhibits the best fruit barrel and spice qualities of extra-aged Bourbon,” said Brent Elliott, Four Roses master distiller. “The test blends revolved around those two batches until we landed on a liquid with a perfect balance that is unique, layered, mellow and elegant.” Delicate aromas of brown sugar, dark cherries and seasoned oak are presented on the nose, while the palate boasts warm flavours of apricot. The finish is 'delicate yet distinct', with notes of creamy vanilla, ripe berries and light cinnamon. Only 14,100 hand-numbered bottles will be distributed and sold in the US from 17 September, for RRP US$179.99. A limited quantity of the 750ml bottles will be for sale at the Four Roses Distillery Visitor Centre through a public lottery draw. Registration for the lottery opens today (22 August) and closes on 28 August through the official website of Four Roses. The distillery recently revealed it is donating US$50,000 to Team Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund, to provide relief for those affected by the floods in Eastern Kentucky.