Tag: master distiller

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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In honor of Lincoln Henderson

Today is a sad day in the bourbon world, as master distiller Lincoln Henderson is laid to rest. He died Sept. 10 at the age of 75 following a long battle with melanoma. He worked for nearly 40 years for…

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I said, ‘What is different about what I’m doing now from what I’ve been doing for years as a distiller?’ But the PR people said we were losing out because everyone else had one, so I finally gave in. Four…

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Notes on tasting, Part Two

I once had the great good fortune to participate as Chris Morris, master distiller for Woodford Reserve, created two Personal Selections for Bluegrass Hospitality Group. We started with 10 samples, narrowed that to four, combined those into six new blends and finally…

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