The Four Roses Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Distillery
1224 Bonds Mill Road
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342The versatility of Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon can be verified by the world renowned Mint Julep, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. After each Kentucky Derby the winning owner drinks a toast to his horse from a sterling silver cup. The winner's name and year won is then engraved on the cup and added to the permanent collection of the Churchill downs Racetrack.
History of Kentucky BourbonThe production of corn whiskey is the forerunner of bourbon, one of the world's great drinks - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to be exact. With the Molasses Act of 1733, rum becomes a luxury and too expensive for the colonists. Corn becomes the the material of choice to distill - corn from their own fields and cereal crops. In 1785 Kentucky territory is divided into counties and out of gratitude
Distilling Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyNature's way of creating Four Roses is by earth, air, fire and water. Bourbon is made from the same ingredients as bread - yeast, grain and water. The difference lies in the distilling. The quality of gain is critical for fine Bourbon. Select corn, rye and malted barley is mashed, cooked with water in huge atmospheric cookers and mixed with a special yeast to initiate fermentation. The liquid is heated to a vapour and then cooled in a condenser
The Kentucky Bourbon FestivalThe five day festive event is dedicated to the legendary spirit of Kentucky. Distilleries from across the state come together to share their distinguished Bourbon in a variety of events for the public's enjoyment. Activities for all ages include demonstrations in the unique craft of making special oak barrels, horse-drawn trolley rides touring the backstreets of Bardstown, hot air balloon races, country music concerts, Blue Grass entertainment, a Spirit Garden cash bar, art shows,
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