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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Kick off Summer with Four Roses Bourbon

We’re gearing up for the summer months at Four Roses Bourbon and looking forward to the many upcoming opportunities to mingle with you. Sometimes nothing goes better with sunshine and warm weather than Bourbon and music, so we’re excited to kick off the season with a few festivals at the end of this month for those in the area.
We will be grooving at the Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Reggae Festival May 26-28 at Louisville Water Tower Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Kentucky Bourbon Affair

Next month, Bourbon lovers from all over the world will come together for The Kentucky Bourbon Affair in Louisville, Kentucky – the center of Bourbon culture and cuisine. Between June 6-11, you can join Four Roses Bourbon for behind-the-scenes access, rare tastings and more chances to mingle.
Tickets are still available for the Hometown Social with Four Roses Bourbon on Thursday, June 8. Join us as we co-host with Wild Turkey for an unforgettable evening in our hometown of Lawrenceburg, KY.

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Rose Julep Lexington Cocktail Competition

Seven Lexington-area bartenders competed at the 5th annual Rose Julep Lexington Cocktail Competition in hopes of receiving top honors, and bragging rights, for handcrafting their unique version of the classic mint julep—which traditionally includes crushed ice, mellow Bourbon, simple syrup and fresh mint.
The contest was held on April 18 at Goodfellas Distillery in the Distillery District of Lexington, Ky.

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Kentucky Bourbon Rises Again

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.

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Let’s Mingle at the Kentucky Derby Festival

And they’re off! Kentucky Derby season is officially underway and we are less than one month away from the 143rd renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports in Louisville, Ky.
Nothing goes with the Kentucky Derby quite like Kentucky Bourbon. If you’re a Kentuckian, you’ll have a few opportunities to mingle with us over the next month. Check out our schedule below.

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Bartender Feature: The Silver Dollar’s Mark Corley

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.

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Four Roses Distillery Expansion Update

We have made a lot of progress since we last updated you on the major expansion project of the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg and on the Warehouse & Bottling Facility in Cox’s Creek.
We sat down with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Ashley, who was recently recognized with an Icons of Whisky Award for his role as director of Distillery operations, to provide you with the inside scoop on the Distillery expansion project.

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Celebrating Al Young’s 50th Anniversary with Limited Edition Four Roses Bourbon

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.

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