WINNER: Bryan Kim of Atlanta, GA
Four unique whiskies crafted by the expert hand of Jim Rutledge, the retired Master Distillers at Four Rose Distillery, and the owner of the new J.W. Rutledge Distillery.
This collection pays homage to his work current work and his past.
Four Roses Bourbon – Small Batch Select
Six of Four Roses’ 10 Bourbon recipes, each aged a minimum of 6 years, to handcraft Small Batch Select. Non-chill filtered and 104 proof.
Signed by Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller, Retired
Four Roses Bourbon – Single Barrel
This is an award-winning bourbon you’ll want to savor the taste of this premium Single Barrel again and again. It’s complex, full-bodied, and surprisingly smooth with a delicate, long finish that’s unbelievably mellow.
Warehouse No. NN, Barrel 14-4T 750 mL, 100 proof
Cream of Kentucky Bourbon – Single Barrel
The Cream of Kentucky brand was originally introduced in 1888 by I. Trager & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Just prior to the end of Prohibition, the brand was acquired by the famed Schenley Company and subsequently re-introduced in 1934. Through the 1930s and 1940s, Cream of Kentucky grew to become one of the leading bourbon brands, with renowned artist Norman Rockwell provided much of the award-winning artwork for the brand during its heyday.
Cream of Kentucky is now owned by J.W. Rutledge, and Jim has recently purchased a limited supply of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey he feels is worthy of the rebirth of Cream of Kentucky Bourbon as a premium whiskey.
High Plains Rye
In the super-premium category, the J.W. Rutledge Distillery is creating High Plains Rye. Its flagship mash-bill will entail a straight rye whiskey certain to become a fan favorite.