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Kentucky Bourbon Inventory Sets 40-Year Record

For Immediate Release – July 2, 2015 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s inventory of aging Bourbon barrels set a 40-year high in 2014 with 5,669,682 million charred oak casks gently sleeping in Bluegrass warehouses, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. That’s the highest number since 1975 when the state’s distilleries reported 5.8 million barrels. “The last time Kentucky had this much Bourbon, Jimmy Hoffa was still…


KDA Statement on Jim Rutledge’s Retirement

July 1, 2015 Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, released the following statement on the retirement of Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses Distillery: “Jim Rutledge has become synonymous with the highest standard of excellence in distilling and is one of the Commonwealth’s most treasured Bourbon ambassadors. He has spent his entire life working tirelessly to master the intricacies of our signature industry while crafting…


Long-time Four Roses Bourbon Master Distiller Jim Rutledge to Retire

Operations Director Brent Elliott to Transition to New Role FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (July 1, 2015) – Four Roses Distillery’s CEO and President, Satoko Yoshida, announced today the retirement of long-time Master Distiller Jim Rutledge – effective September 1, 2015. Jim is in his 49th year working in the Bourbon business with Seagram and Four Roses, and he has been Master Distiller at Four…

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