RYAN ASHLEY’S ARCHIVES

We sat down with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Ashley, to take an exclusive look at his impressive collection of Four Roses antiques that he has been working to compile over the years. Many of the items were collected shortly after he moved to Kentucky in 2007. Living in the state for nine months while his family was still in Southern California, Ryan took the time to scour antique shops, flea markets and garage sales and began picking up different Four Roses pieces here and there. Other items were found online, or gifts from family members who either already owned them or purchased at estate sales. Ryan noted that his favorite item of the bunch is the prescription bottle, which notes the recommended dosage as “Wineglassful as needed.”

Four Roses Gallon Bottle Display for Tavern - 1941

Four Roses Gallon Bottle Display for Tavern – 1941

Four Roses Glassware – Late 1940s to early 1950s

Four Roses Glassware – Late 1940s to early 1950s

Four Roses Advertisement on Hollywood Club Menu – 1938 -1940

Four Roses Advertisement on Hollywood Club Menu – 1938 -1940

Four Roses Blended Whiskey, featuring America’s Most Famous Bouquet - 1952

Four Roses Blended Whiskey, featuring America’s Most Famous Bouquet – 1952

Four Roses Decanter Collection

Four Roses Decanter Collection – (from left to right, beginning with painted bottle) 1957,1964, 1969, 1961, 1965

Four Roses Decanter Collection

Four Roses Decanter Collection – (from left to right) 1966, 1958, 1963, 1961, 1957, 1964

Four Roses Paul Jones Pinch Bottle – 1950s

Paul Jones Pinch Bottle – 1950s

Four Roses Prescription Bottle - 1933

Four Roses Prescription Bottle – 1933

Four Roses Prescription Bottle – produced in 1917, bottled in 1928

Four Roses Prescription Bottle – produced in 1917, bottled in 1928

Four Roses Newspaper Printing Die - 1963

Four Roses Newspaper Printing Die – 1963

Four Roses Tavern Sign – Late 1930s to early 1940s

Four Roses Tavern Sign – Late 1930s to early 1940s

Four Roses Pitcher - 1969

Four Roses Pitcher – 1969

Don’t forget we’re also giving you the opportunity to share your own pieces of Four Roses History with us throughout the year by submitting directly on the 130th Anniversary webpage or on the Four Roses Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.