As we kick off the new year, we thought it’d be a good time to sit down with Four Roses Chief Operating Officer Ryan Ashley to get the latest update on the major expansion of our Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Let’s take a look at what he had to say.
We’re very excited for the new year, here at Four Roses Distillery, as it brings many changes to our ever-growing facility.
As you prepare for the holidays, it’s important to remember what matters most—sharing special moments with family and friends. We would like Four Roses to help you handcraft many mellow moments this season. Whether that means enjoying a neat pour with a loved one by the fire, or watching someone’s face light up as they open the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered.
Take a look at some of the ways we’d like to help you spread holiday cheer.
Give Bourbon. This is an easy one.
As the end of this year grows near and we begin to look ahead to 2018, we’d like to make a toast to the wonderful year we’ve had thus far. So, pour a glass and join us as we take a look at some of our favorite mellow moments.
We started the year off right by receiving top accolades during Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards ceremony, held in February. Our 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch was named America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon.
Meet Laurent Lebec, one of our friends from Chicago’s Big Star.
Housed in a defunct 1940’s gas station, Big Star is a Bourbon and beer-focused restaurant featuring an authentic Mexican street food inspired menu in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
We took some time to sit down with Laurent, over Bourbon of course, and got to know a little bit more about his job.
How long have you worked at Big Star?
I started at Big Star a mere two weeks after they opened.
We all know about the unique process of handcrafting Four Roses Bourbon, but have you ever taken the time to think about the process behind our unique packaging?
Our very mellow Small Batch Bourbon comes in a bottle that boasts an interesting story. Go ahead, grab a bottle, (pour yourself a glass) and turn it upside down. What you do see? The Small Batch bottle has been created in the shape of a rosebud when turned upside down.
As the Kentucky Bourbon Festival and Bourbon Heritage Month come to a close, I find it gratifying to sit back and reflect on some of the moments that made the week, and month, so special.
One of the events I look forward to most each year is Let’s Talk Bourbon, held at the Distillery. Guests were taken on a journey, examining the history and process of making Kentucky Bourbon.
We love a good backyard cookout at Four Roses. What better way to spend a mellow evening, mingled together with friends, family good food and even better Bourbon? We’ve come up with five simple ways to work Four Roses Bourbon into your next backyard barbeque that we’d like to share with you!
Take a look, and please share with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #HandcraftTheMoment so we can check it out!
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.
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.
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.