The spring and summer months are some of our favorites here at Four Roses. We have so many exciting things to look forward to, and we can’t wait to share them with you, our Mellow Moments Club members.
With May comes the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. We can’t forget about Father’s Day in June, but perhaps the most exciting ‘holiday’ to us, is National Bourbon Day on June 14.
National Bourbon Day was created to celebrate the spirit we enjoy the most.
Hey St. Louis…join us for a unique contest at Brennan’s. Make sure to draft your short story before May 2 as four finalists will be chosen to enjoy an exclusive dinner and tasting on May 12.
When we sat down with Jeremy Salmon, we asked him what cocktails he enjoys making most. He told us that he enjoys making something he’s never made before, so he did just that for us and came up with a cocktail that’s perfect for sipping as spring approaches.
• 1.5 ounces Four Roses Single Barrel
• .25 ounce Demerara sugar
• .5 ounce lemon juice
• .5 ounce Boomsma cloosterbitter
• .5 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Mixologists take pride in the cocktails and beverages that they serve, including our friend Jeremy Salmon, of Louisville’s Garage Bar. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s our Nuludays Cocktail Competition winner.
We took some time to sit down with Jeremy, over Bourbon of course, and got to know him a little bit better…
What’s your favorite way to drink Four Roses Bourbon?
Only Four Roses handcrafts 10 distinct and extraordinary Bourbon recipes, then mingles them by hand to create our family of award-winning brands. Watch as Ryan Ashley, director of distillery operations, talks about what makes our process unique.
The 13th Annual Rose Julep Louisville took place on Wednesday, March 2 at the Mellwood Arts Center as a part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Festival Unveiled. Eight Louisville mixologists competed for the title of Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice. It was a great evening of Bourbon sampling and mingling.
Looking to whip up something extra special this Valentine’s Day? Grab some Four Roses Single Barrel and whip up a bit of homemade rhubarb syrup and you have yourself a refreshing (and romantic) Rosé Runner.
1.75 ounce of Four Roses Small Batch
1.5 ounce of rhubarb syrup
1 ounce La Marca Procecco
5-6 medium-size mint leaves
4-5 dashes of rhubarb bitters
.5 lemon squeeze
Method: combine Bourbon, rhubarb syrup, mint and lemon. Add ice and shake. Pour into highball glass with large ice cubes.
Ah, yet another holiday is upon us…and you’re probably looking for a suitable gift for the love of your life. Never fear. We know just the way to make this day perfect (and delicious) for the both of you.
1. Buy Bourbon. This is an easy one. We suggest go big or go home, and pick up a Private Barrel Selection from your favorite liquor store.
2. Take your loved one on a trip.
Legend has it, Four Roses Bourbon began with a love story. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to know your love story. Leave a comment on our Facebook post with your own legendary love story, in 100 words or less, for a chance to win an unforgettable romantic (Bourbon-filled) getaway. The contest will run through February 14, 2016. Winner will be contacted on February 19.
We sat down with Corey Ballard, our director of warehouse and bottling, to talk Bourbon, basketball, and what she likes most about her job. Read on for this behind-the-scenes Employee Spotlight.
How long have your worked at Four Roses? I started in February of 1999, so almost 17 years!
Describe a typical day for you at Four Roses: For me there is no “typical day.” I wear many hats and I never know in which direction the day may go.