Q&A with Master Distiller Brent Elliott

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.

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Chocolate Bourbon Pie

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

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Happy Hour Benefitting the Forecastle Foundation

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.

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News about our Master Distiller

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.

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Four Roses Bourbon Announces Major Expansion

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.

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Four Roses Bourbon does Derby in NYC

Maison Premier, Brooklyn

Annual Derby day and anniversary party
Live music
Four Roses julep selections (over 10) and great food
Derby pumped in via old time radio

Noorman’s Kil, Brooklyn

Julep specials
Raffle prizes
Derby played live on big screen video feed

BLT Bar and Grill, Manhattan

Drink specials
Small bites
Live derby feed on patio televisions.
Tickets $25 for 2 drinks and food.

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Four Roses’ Private Selection Steamboat Race Bottles Available at Louisville Kroger Locations

Four Roses Bourbon specially selected for Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great Steamboat Race will be available in limited quanities at Louisville Kroger Wine and Spirits Shoppes.
The bourbon was selected last month when representatives from Kentucky Derby Festival, the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati participated in a sampling of six different bourbon barrels to determine which ones would be served aboard the boats during Wednesday’s race.

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Four Roses Expanding Bottling Facility

Four Roses is growing again. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear helped Four Roses announce plans to expand bottling operations at its Cox’s Creek Warehouse and Bottling Facility. Four Roses is expected to create up to 30 new jobs and invest $8 million in the project.
“Four Roses is vital to Kentucky’s rich Bourbon heritage,” said Gov. Beshear.

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Al Young named Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame America inductee

Four Roses Bourbon’s Brand Ambassador Al Young is among the world’s whisky(ey) royalty as he has joined the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame America inductees.
The Hall of Fame is “a permanent tribute honoring those noteworthy individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the world of whisky,” according to global liquor industry publication Whisky Magazine. The induction took place Feb.

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