Four Roses is growing again. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear helped Four Roses announce plans to expand bottling operations at its Cox’s Creek Warehouse and Bottling Facility. Four Roses is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $8 million in the project.
“Four Roses is vital to Kentucky’s rich Bourbon heritage,” said Gov. Beshear. “It’s exciting to see the company continue to grow its operations, create jobs and contribute to the renaissance of one of the Commonwealth’s signature industries. I want to thank Four Roses for its investment here in central Kentucky, and I look forward to seeing this facility in action.”
The 60,000-square-foot expansion will contain two bottling lines, bottling support areas and office space. Four Roses expects the facility to be up and running by the spring of 2018.
“Four Roses’ growth in the U.S. Bourbon market continues to demonstrate that attention to quality and detail is what the consumer wants in our premium Bourbons,” said John Rhea, Four Roses chief operating officer. “Building this new facility and providing these new jobs here in Bullitt County are exactly what we wanted to do to show our support for our current employees and this community. We want to personally thank Gov. Steve Beshear and Bullitt County Judge- Executive Melanie Roberts for their tremendous effort and support to make this project happen.”
This is the second Four Roses expansion in Bullitt County in the past year. Last September, Gov. Beshear and company officials cut the ribbon on Four Roses second visitor center. The 2,500-square-foot center expects to attract more than 20,000 guests annually, and is a complement to the Four Roses’ original visitor center located at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
“I appreciate Four Roses as they continue to invest in our region, while expanding and growing their business,” said Sen. Jimmy Higdon, of Lebanon. “Four Roses is a special part of our community, and I congratulate them on their success as one of Kentucky’s premier Bourbon producers.”
“It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Four Roses for the upcoming expansion,” said Rep. Linda Belcher, of Shepherdsville. “Their impact on job creation and increased tourism opportunities is a true asset to our community. I’m looking forward to the completion of its facility in 2018.”
“It has been a pleasure working with Four Roses over the past several months, and we are very excited to bring this project to reality,” said Bullitt County Judge-Executive Melanie Roberts. “Four Roses has been a great corporate citizen of Bullitt County. This expansion represents job creation and growth for our county, proving this partnership is growing and flourishing.”