We love a good backyard cookout at Four Roses. What better way to spend a mellow evening, mingled together with friends, family good food and even better Bourbon? We’ve come up with five simple ways to work Four Roses Bourbon into your next backyard barbeque that we’d like to share with you!
Take a look, and please share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #HandcraftTheMoment so we can check it out!
We recently spent the afternoon at Taj Louisville, one of our very favorite spots in Louisville, Kentucky’s East Market District, also known as NuLu. Recognized for its impressive local Bourbon collection and unique décor, bursting with various antiques and relics, Taj has become an all-welcoming, neighborhood hangout.
Thanks to our friend Elias Parise of TILT, a restaurant and bar brand based in Portland, Oregon, for sharing a neat video highlighting our Distillery grounds and featuring Master Distiller Brent Elliott. As they said, heritage, quality and attention to detail are just a few of the similarities that TILT and Four Roses Bourbon have in common. So, cheers and we hope you enjoy.
For more information on TILT, you can check them out on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
As many of you may know, legend has it that Four Roses began with a love story between founder, Paul Jones, Jr., and his Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she replied that if her answer were “Yes,” she would wear a corsage of four red roses on her gown to the upcoming grand ball.
He later named his Bourbon “Four Roses” as a symbol of his devout passion for the lovely belle, a passion he thereafter transferred to making his beloved Four Roses Bourbon.
We like to celebrate Bourbon every day at Four Roses, but one of our favorite days of the year falls on June 14—National Bourbon Day. We look forward to toasting to America’s Native Spirit with you on this special holiday each year.
We asked our friend and journalist, Carla Carlton, to be a guest blogger for April Straight Up. Carla used this opportunity to discuss the record-breaking bourbon production over the past couple of years and how we’re now living in the “new” Bourbon renaissance.
If you’d like to read more from Carla, and we recommend you do, check out some of her other work on her website, TheBourbonBabe.com.
Meet Mark Corley, a bartender at The Silver Dollar – located in Louisville’s Clifton neighborhood and known for its extensive Kentucky Bourbon selection and made-from-scratch Southern food.
Mark may sound familiar as he was awarded “Judges’ Choice” with his Wild Wilda Mint Julep in the 14th annual Four Roses Bourbon Rose Julep Cocktail Competition.
We spent the afternoon with Mark, over Bourbon, to learn a little bit more about his job.
We are so excited to celebrate Senior Brand Ambassador and Bourbon legend Al Young’s 50th Anniversary with the brand this year. We will be commemorating this milestone with Bourbon, of course – a special 2017 Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon will be released in his honor this June.
Al Young has served in a variety of roles at Four Roses for the past 50 years.
There are certain moments in each of our lives that have connected more strongly to us than others. In many cases, these special moments were so meaningful and emotional because we had our hands in their making – we Handcrafted the Moment, if you will.
As a company with a personal, intimate connection to the handcrafting of our own products, we understand these special moments and want our line of Four Roses Bourbons to help you handcraft and enjoy these moments even better.
The Resurgence of Bourbon
We asked our friend and journalist, Maggie Kimberl, to be a guest blogger for January Straight Up. Maggie used this opportunity to discuss the resurgence of Bourbon and Bourbon tourism. If you’d like to read more from Maggie, and we recommend you do, check out some of her other work in The Whiskey Wash, The Alcohol Professor and Whisky Magazine.