Al Young’s Archives

A trip to our Distillery in Lawrenceburg, or to our unique single-story rack Warehouse & Bottling Facility at Cox’s Creek, will not only help you to understand how our Bourbon has come to be so mellow, but it will also give you an inside look at the rich history and legacy of Four Roses Bourbon– dating back to 1884.
A number of items are currently on display at the Distillery and Warehouse & Bottling Facility visitors’ centers.

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Four Roses Pays Tribute to its History on Louisville’s Whiskey Row

In 1892, a variety of Bourbon and spirits merchants owned shops in a two-block stretch of Main Street in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. This area that once served as home to more than 20 purveyors of wholesale liquors, including Four Roses Bourbon, makes up historic Whiskey Row.
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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Brent’s Pick: Cheers to the New Year

Apart from all the excitement surrounding the expansion projects at both the Four Roses Distillery and Warehouse & Bottling Facility, 2016 was especially meaningful to me as my first full year as Master Distiller. Looking back, the highlights that I will always remember are the opportunities I had to get to know you and other Four Roses enthusiasts better. I continue to be amazed by the interest and passion so many people have for our brand and the personal support I’ve received.

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Raising a Glass to 2016

As we begin to close out the year and look ahead to 2017, we’d like to raise a final glass to 2016. So, pour a Bourbon and join us as we remember some highlights throughout the year.
This spring, Four Roses Bourbon received several accolades at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including the prestigious 2016 Director’s Award, which recognizes and rewards an outstanding portfolio that has delivered in quality, specifically the 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon.

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NuLuDays Holiday Cocktail Challenge

We teamed up with local establishments in the popular NuLu area of downtown Louisville, Ky. to handcraft Four Roses Bourbon holiday cocktails for the 2nd Annual NuLuDays Holiday Cocktail Challenge.
The public was invited to visit area bars and restaurants to taste the cocktails and vote for their favorite during the three-week challenge, ending December 3.

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Prep Your In-Home Bar for the Holidays

With the holiday season well underway, it’s that time of year to get our homes in tip-top shape for hosting family and friends. We might be biased, but we think serving handcrafted cocktails is one of the best ways to celebrate with loved ones.
Whether you are having a nice dinner with family, hosting an elaborate party, or just sharing a mellow moment with a few close friends, we’ve compiled a list of some in-home bar essentials to make these moments more special.

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Employee Spotlight: Joshua Ritchey

Meet Joshua Ritchey, Four Roses Bourbon Control Room Operator. We took some time and sat down with Joshua to learn more about his day-to-day tasks on the job and how he has a hand in the proofing process of handcrafting our Bourbon.

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Cocktail: Ginger Rosé

We’ve crafted the perfect cocktail for you to mix up this fall. Whether you’re looking for a beverage to entertain guests or enhance a mellow moment with a friend, the Ginger Rosé is something to enjoy for any occasion.

We’ve taken a spin on a Kentucky Mule with the addition of red wine to create this refreshing and flavorful cocktail.

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Bartender Feature: Justin Keating

Meet Justin Keating, one of our favorite bartenders at Lexington’s OBC Kitchen.
“Old Bourbon County” Kitchen is a local restaurant and bar with an exceptional Bourbon collection – leading them to be named as one of Bourbon Review Magazine’s Top 80 Bourbon Bars in America. Justin may look familiar to some as he was serving up cocktails at our Limited Edition Small Batch Pop-Up Tasting event held at OBC in September.

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Our Toasts to the Top 80 Bourbon Bars

Earlier this year, Bourbon industry publication, The Bourbon Review, released its annual list of America’s 80 Best Bourbon Bars.
Last month—National Bourbon Heritage Month—we partnered with The Bourbon Review for a nationwide “toast” to each of the 80 establishments selected by the publication. The “toast” took place on Friday, September 30, when we encouraged fans to take part by tagging their favorite bourbon bar from the list using the hashtag #80Toast.

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