Ashley Barnes of Four Roses Distillery discusses her winding path to blending some of the most highly sought after Kentucky bourbons
Here’s what fans can expect to see captured in crotch shots all over Instagram.
Freddie is pure magic and, if your haven’t toured Buffalo Trace with him, you simply haven’t lived your best life.
Three unions including UFCW Local 10D, UFCW Local 23D and NCFO 320 went on strike today at the Four Roses Bourbon distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY. An estimated 53 workers are picketing after failed negotiations concerning increased benefits. Read More
Well, maybe. According to local news source The Kentucky Standard, approximately 10,000 barrels of bourbon occupying half of a warehouse at Barton 1792 Distillery spilled out of the collapsed structure this morning. No one was hurt.
Immediate concerns include the fate and safety of the remaining 10,000 barrels and the possible pollution of a nearby tributary. First responders are hopeful that the majority of the ruptured barrels are pooling in the warehouse’s basement.
At this time, no volunteers are needed for clean up, but thanks for asking. No word quite yet on the special release of the surviving barrels, but we’ll look forward to the announcement!
Today is National Bourbon Day, Flag Day, and the 39th birthday of newly-promoted Britt Kulsveen.
Five generations ago, the Willett family began distilling in Bardstown, Kentucky. John David Willett died shortly before Prohibition after stints with at least five Kentucky distilleries. In 1936, just three years after Prohibition’s repeal, his son and grandson bought land on the highest point in Nelson county and began to build what is now the Willett Distillery.
Martha Willett Kulsveen and her husband Even took over as the fourth generation, and the fifth generation, siblings Drew and Britt Kulsveen, joined the family business in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Drew is the master distiller and, today, Britt takes over the role of President from her mother Martha.
“This is a tremendous honor and I’m incredibly thankful for the teachings and traditions that have been passed down from generations of strong Willett women, especially my mother, that have guided my personal and professional life,” Kulsveen stated in a press release.
“The importance of gratitude, kindness and serving others have been instilled in my beliefs since birth and are firmly rooted in my plans for our distillery’s future. Like our bourbon, the Willett brand of Southern hospitality is unique, timeless, authentic and welcoming without prejudice.
“As president and chief whiskey officer, I pledge to honor these fundamental family values as we continue to shape our distillery, our signature industry, and our beloved commonwealth for generations to come.”
Bourbon, true love, and a corsage of roses launched the now iconic Kentucky Bourbon brand Four Roses in 1888. After surviving the ups and downs of Prohibition, World Wars, and 40 years of no domestic distribution, the folks at Four Roses are ready to celebrate. Read More
Now a staple on the bourbon enthusiast’s calendar, Bourbon Classic returns for its sixth year of uniting the bourbon and culinary worlds in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2018 events will take place Feburary 28 – March 3, 2018. This is an event that transcends your run-of-the-mill whiskey tasting and, whether it’s your first or fifth time, the team behind the Classic keeps this event fresh and current.
Will you have a chance to meet master distillers? Yes. Will you get to taste fantastic bourbons? Absolutely. Will you eat like a king? Definitely. Read More