Four Roses Bourbon’s tells BourbonBlog.com that they will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s record-breaking Triple Crown with a Single Barrel Bourbon collectible bottle and one of a kind Bourbon selection.
Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, with Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, will select the single barrel bourbon during a visit next week to Four Roses’ warehouse and bottling facility in Cox’s Creek, Ky.
BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer has attended a number single barrel selections at Four Roses and provided assistance in the barrel selection process.
These have included barrel selections with Seven Grand, and several liquors stores in Kentucky and Indiana.
Watch the video segments of all these private barrel selections below to enjoy unique experience of private selection.
The commemorative Secretariat bottle is the second component of Four Roses’ tribute to Big Red’s anniversary.
Last month, Four Roses and the Kentucky Derby Museum announced a partnership to release a specially created ceramic Four Roses Secretariat’s bourbon decanter, created in the style of the popular 1970s-era collectibles.
The front of the bottle will feature an image of Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte, while one side will list Secretariat’s unmatched finishing times in the three races of the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.
The neck of the bottle is adorned with the blue and white checks of the Meadow Stables jockey silks.
Four Roses will produce only 3,500 of these Secretariat bottles, which will be available for purchase this spring at select retail outlets along the Triple Crown trail in Kentucky, Maryland and New York.
The Secretariat bottles also will be available for purchase at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky., beginning April 27. Jim Rutledge will be available for bottle signings that day at the museum’s gift shop from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Four Roses decanter will resemble a full-bodied Secretariat, with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard. Just 500 hand-numbered ceramic decanters will be produced and will be sold at a ticketed event at the Kentucky Derby Museum on May 1.
“These will be very special bourbons, honoring a very special horse,” Master Distiller Jim Rutledge tells us.
Proceeds from the sale of both the Secretariat bottle and the decanter will be dedicated to preserving the history of the Kentucky Derby at the Kentucky Derby Museum and to the Secretariat Foundation benefitting equine-related causes within the racing industry.
Seven Grand , LA – Four Roses Private Barrel Selection on BourbonBlog.com
Four Roses Private Barrel Selection with Paul, Rick Jones and Ken Blum
Frontier Liquors, Evansville, IN – Four Roses Private Barrel Selection on BourbonBlog.com