Tag: Jim Rutledge

Don’t forget Dad!

Father’s Day is Sunday. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, might I suggest a copy of “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey”? It’s filled to the brim with facts about the history and creation of…

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Elliott’s Select Limited Edition Single Barrel

Barrel strength (this sample, 116.8 proof); 14-year-old OESK recipe $125/750ml suggested retail price The story: This limited-edition barrel-strength bourbon is the first solo release by Brent Elliott, who became Four Roses’ master distiller last fall after the retirement of Jim…

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A toast to Four Roses’ Jim Rutledge

Today – Sept. 1, 2015 – is significant in the bourbon world because it is the first day of National Bourbon Heritage Month. But there’s another reason today is significant: As of today, Jim Rutledge is no longer master distiller…

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Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch

Blend of four recipes from barrels aged 9 to 13 years 120.3 proof (barrel strength); $90/750ml The story: In both 2012 and 2013, Whisky Advocate magazine named Four Roses’ annual Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon “American Whiskey of the Year.”…

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Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel

11 years old; proof range: 108.3 to 127.6 (my sample was 120) $80/750ml The story: Each spring/early summer, Four Roses releases a limited edition single barrel chosen by master distiller Jim Rutledge. This year’s, which should be hitting shelves about…

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Sip and Shop with Bourbon Women

It’s not too late to make plans to join Bourbon Women at the Liquor Barn at Springhurst at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 5, for our annual holiday event. Enjoy specialty cocktails, food samples, a silent auction, a bourbon tasting led…

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