In 1884, Paul Jones Jr, moved his thriving business to Louisville, Kentucky, where he opened an office in "Whiskey Row." Four years later, he trademarked the name Four Roses, claiming production and sales back to the 1860s.
Four Roses is the only Bourbon Distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce ten distinct Bourbon Recipes, each with their own unique character, spiciness, and rich fruity flavours.
When it comes to aging, Four Roses don't rush to get out and the extra time in the barrel not only adds a deeper flavour, but also allows the whisky to become more mellow.
For four out of the last five years, Four Roses has been voted 'Best US Whiskey Distillery' by Whiskey Advocate magazine and have consistently won best in class in their respective bourbon categories. In 2012 the Limited Edition Small Batch was voted 'best American whiskey', a tribute to the care and attention that goes into producing our exceptionally mellow bourbons, and to the skill of our master distiller Jim Rutledge.
Four original and limited Bourbons have been expertly selected by the Master Distiller at the peak of maturation to create a perfectly balanced small batch bourbon that rewards you with a mellow symphony of sweet, fruity aromas and rich, spicy flavours.
Introduced in 2006 and had only been available in Kentucky until its launch in UK in June 07.
'Mingling, or blending, of multiple bourbon flavours is an art in itself. Four Roses small batch is comprised of four of the ten distinctively different bourbon flavours Four Roses distills and matures separately each year. Within the four flavours the barrels we use for small batch are super selected to generate another Four Roses sipping Bourbon. Enjoy some mellow moments with some friends and sip small batch neat, or you might want to improve the taste of a few ice cubes' - Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller, Four Roses Bourbon.