Bottling Facility Grand Opening

In late June, we were happy to celebrate the grand opening of our newly-renovated, 60,000-square-foot Bottling Facility located in Cox’s Creek, Kentucky with our Four Roses family, local dignitaries, and other members of the community, including Four Roses President & CEO, Satoko Yoshida; COO & Director of Distillery Operations, Ryan Ashley; Senior Brand Ambassador, Al Young; and Secretary David Dickerson.

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Employee Spotlight: Patti Russell-Rhea

Meet Patti Russell-Rhea, Laboratory Manager at our Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Patti is the keeper and propagator of the 5 strains of yeast and lactic cultures of Four Roses Bourbon. She monitors all phases of the fermentation process through various laboratory testing, checking and determining the analytical yield of each fermenter distillate. Patti is also a member of the sensory team that evaluates and monitors the quality of Four Roses Bourbon distillates and maturates.

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Cocktail Feature: Taj Louisville’s “Four Summer”

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.

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Mingle with us at Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival

One of our favorite opportunities to mingle with you is at the Forecastle Festival Bourbon Lodge, the festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail Outpost®. This year’s three-day music celebration will be held July 14 -16 at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Forecastle Festival draws tens of thousands of music fans from across the world to Louisville each July, but as you may know, there is much more to this event than music.

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TILT Video Spotlight

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.

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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

As you may know, last fall we paid tribute to the space on downtown Louisville’s Main Street, known as Whiskey Row, that was once home to our founder’s company, The Paul Jones Company, with a vintage Four Roses mural.

From 1884 to 1922, the building at 136 East Main Street was home to The Paul Jones Company and Four Roses Bourbon. The company originally used the facility as a gathering and distribution center.

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Cocktail Recipe: Summer Citrus

Is it just us, or is sippin’ Bourbon on the patio one of the best parts of summer? We’ve crafted the perfect cocktail for you to invite some friends and family over to do just that. Check out our Summer Citrus recipe below, then handcraft the moment by mixing one for yourself! Cheers.

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A Four Roses Proposal

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.

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A Toast to National Bourbon Day

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.

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