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.
This year, we celebrate an important milestone for our brand—the 130th anniversary of Four Roses.
From our founder, Paul Jones, Jr., to our current master distiller, Brent Elliott, our passion for quality and pride in handcrafting award-winning Bourbon is something that has been evident in our smooth and mellow Bourbon for 130 years. Our long history of dedication to the brand is something that you’ll recognize in every sip of Four Roses.
As we move forward into 2018, I want to take a moment to reflect on the successful year that we had here at Four Roses. Looking back, some of the highlights that are important to me include the moments that I have spent with you, and other friends of Four Roses. Your passion for the brand is appreciated more than you know, and I enjoy each opportunity I have to get to know you all better.
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.
We teamed up with local bars and restaurants in the popular NuLu area of downtown Louisville, Ky. to handcraft Four Roses Bourbon holiday cocktails for the 3rd 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 2.
As good tidings and holiday cheer grow near, we’d like to remind you to guide your sleigh responsibly and stay safe this holiday season.
Bourbon is a key ingredient in bringing people together during special occasions and as a company with a personal connection to the handcrafting of our own products, we understand the importance of these moments. We want Four Roses to help you handcraft many mellow moments this holiday season, but if you choose to drink, please enjoy in moderation.
We have plenty of things to be thankful for this month, and many opportunities to enjoy handcrafted moments with family and friends. In our opinion, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without Four Roses Bourbon, so we’ve crafted a Maple Old Fashioned cocktail to perfectly pair with your turkey and all the fixin’s.
As a company with a personal, intimate connection to the handcrafting of our products, we understand the importance of special, or handcrafted, moments in your life. And we want our line of Four Roses products to help you handcraft and enjoy these mellow moments even more.
We encourage you to make your moments more special by adding Four Roses.
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.