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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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Kentucky bourbon the Japanese way

The bourbon appreciation group I belong to has offered some wonderful tasting opportunities this past year, but we saved the most unusual one for December: Bourbons available only in Japan (plus a blended whiskey made there). We sampled Early Times…

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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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