Hello and Happy New Year from your friends at Four Roses Bourbon. Before we go full steam ahead into 2016, we want to raise one final glass to 2015. So pour a Bourbon, and join us on this trip down memory lane.
In September, our long-time, Hall-of-Fame Master Distiller Jim Rutledge retired after almost 50 years at Four Roses Bourbon. His passion, enthusiasm and loyalty for our brand will not be forgotten.
Brent Elliott assumed the position of Master Distiller last fall.
Punch 415, named after the police code for disturbing the peace, is the perfect cocktail to ring in the New Year.
1.5 ounce Four Roses Bourbon Single Barrel
.75 ounce fresh lime juice
Eggnog: the perfect cocktail for a crowd. Don’t forget to reserve a batch for yourself. We all have that family member who will drink. it. all.
View the full recipe here.
Nulu-area bars recently created holiday-inspired cocktails for Nuludays, the inaugural Four Roses Bourbon holiday cocktail challenge. After two weeks of voting, Garage Bar took home first place, while Against the Grain and Haymarket claimed second and third, respectively. We thought you’d like to make some of these drinks for yourself over the holidays. Mix a few of these up and enjoy. Cheers!
Garage Bar “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”
2 oz Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon industry publication, The Bourbon Review, has once again partnered with us to compile a list of America’s 75 Best Bourbon Bars as part of the magazine’s seventh anniversary issue.
During National Bourbon Heritage Month, the nationwide “toast” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, when The Bourbon Review and Four Roses Bourbon will encourage fans to take part in the “toast” by tagging their favorite bourbon bar from the list using the hashtag #75Toast.
We know you don’t like to toot your own horn, but what makes you an ideal Master Distiller?
In many ways, I am somewhat reserved. I think that aspect of my personality and my interest in science are what led me into the field of chemistry. But, after coming to Four Roses, leaning more about Bourbon and interacting with visitors to the Distillery, I began to realize that I never felt reserved when it came to Bourbon.
Chocolate Bourbon Pie
Recipe by Danielle Nicole DeVoss
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/4 cup finely ground pecans/peanut mix
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small chunks
2 tablespoons ice water, plus more if needed
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
4 ounces dark chocolate
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup Four Roses bour
Get in the spirit of Forecastle Festival by joining us and Do502 on Thursday, July 16 at a special happy hour benefitting The Forecastle Foundation.
The event is FREE, but if you donate $10, you’ll receive a Four Roses tasting card to try all three Four Roses Bourbons – Yellow Label, Small Batch and Single Barrel.
Long-time Four Roses Bourbon Master Distiller Jim Rutledge to Retire
Brent Elliott, Director, Quality, to Transition to New Role
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (July 1, 2015) – Four Roses Distillery’s CEO and President, Satoko Yoshida, announced today the retirement of long-time Master Distiller Jim Rutledge – effective September 1, 2015.
Jim is in his 49th year working in the Bourbon business with Seagram and Four Roses, and he has been Master Distiller at Four Roses for more than 20 years.
We all know your favorite Bourbon is worth the wait. That said, we are pleased to share that there will be more Bourbon to go around after a major expansion of Four Roses Distillery and its production capacity.
We are investing $34 million to add two new buildings and new equipment at our Distillery in Lawrenceburg, and $20 million to build four new warehouses at our Warehouse & Bottling Facility in Cox’s Creek.