Four Roses Bourbon tells BourbonBlog.com that another barrel strength single barrel Bourbon will be added to the collection of Four Roses limited edition releases. This one is a 17-year-old single barrel that will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the opening of the distillery building in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
This 17-year-old rare Bourbon has been selected from the OBSV recipe – which is the same as Four Roses regular Single Barrel – but different because of the extra age. OBSV is one of Four Roses’ 10 Bourbon Recipe.
“We rarely let any of our Bourbon get this old, but we’ve held onto these barrels because they were maturing so slowly,” Master Distiller Jim Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com.
The Four Roses 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon will be released early this coming April 2010 just in time for the Kentucky Derby. Bottled at barrel strength and non-chill filtered, the distillery will produce only about 2,300 bottles to be distributed nationally.
“Every year our goal is to select the most special recipe aged to perfection,” Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com. “A milestone anniversary deserves a milestone bourbon and we believe this release is one-of-a kind.”
The Four Roses Distillery, on the banks of the scenic Salt River, is a special find on the Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Trail route. The facility was built in 1910 and features a unique Spanish Mission-Style architecture rarely seen in Kentucky.
A gold etching of the distillery building is featured on the back of the limited edition bottle, adding to its appeal for the Bourbon enthusiast or collector.
In addition to this celebratory Bourbon, Four Roses is also seeking the oldest living person to have worked at its Lawrenceburg distillery. Once found, later this year, the individual will receive the No. 1 bottle of the limited edition Bourbon released autographed by Rutledge as a collector’s item.
“Over the years, we have seen so many team members who are so committed and dedicated to our bourbon,” Rutledge explains to BourbonBlog.com. “The Four Roses Distillery could not have reached this level of success without a dedicated, loyal and hard working staff. I applaud our entire team, and look forward to the future of Four Roses Bourbon.”