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Four Roses

There are several stories as to how the brand was named; perhaps the official version is most worthy, if only for its charm. It is said that Paul L Jones Jr was madly in love with a beautiful unnamed Southern girl. He feared rejection and rather than ask her in person, he sent her a letter proposing marriage. She replied saying that if she wore a red rose to the upcoming local ball, it would signal a favourable response. To his delight, she was not wearing one red rose, but a corsage four. Thus, the brand name was born. The story is fundamentally flawed, however, for Paul Jones never married.

The official version continues - in 1884, Paul moved his distilling operations to Louisville, Kentucky. He registered the Four Roses name in 1988. The Frankfort Distilling Company acquired the Paul Jones Company in 1922, one of a handful of companies legally permitted to distil for medicinal purposes during Prohibition. Seagram acquired Frankfort in 1943 with a vested interest in the Four Roses brand and during the mid twentieth century Four Roses became a highly popular bourbon and a top-seller in America, despite this, Seagram ceased selling to the US market and focussed its attention on the rapidly expanding Asian and European markets. The Kirin Brewery Company acquired Four Roses in 2002 and today the range is made up of seven different products, just two of which have been launched solely for the American market.

Four Roses 6 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon - 1990s

70cl, 40%

Four Roses Yellow is aged for 6 years before bottling, making a smooth bourbon whiskey that is perfect in a cocktail. This bottling comes from 1990s, a pleasant collectible.  More info

Four Roses 6 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon - 1990s

Four Roses American Blended Whiskey - 1985

75cl, 40%

While most of us will know Four Roses as a bourbon, for a prolonged period it was actually a blended whiskey in America, despite the bourbon still being produced and sold in Europe and Japan. This…  More info

Four Roses American Blended Whiskey - 1985

Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel - 2013 (63.4%)

70cl, 63.4%

The 2013 release of the Four Roses Single Barrel, a cracking Kentucky straight bourbon coming from single barrels rather than a blend of multiple barrels. This comes from batch #3-4D and has been…  More info

Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel - 2013 (63.4%)

Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel - 2013 (64.6%)

70cl, 64.6%

Single barrel Kentucky straight bourbon from Four Roses, made using their OBSK recipe - a rich, full bodied whiskey. A 2013 release, bottled at an eye-watering 64.6% ABV. These Single Barrel releases…  More info

Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel - 2013 (64.6%)

Four Roses 6 Year Old Bourbon 37.5cl - 1970s

38cl, 43%

A half bottle of Four Roses Kentucky Bourbon from the 1970s, labelled 6 years old.  More info

Four Roses 6 Year Old Bourbon 37.5cl - 1970s

Four Roses American Blended Whiskey - bottled 1975

95cl, 43%

Antique American whiskey from the Four Roses brand! We believe this 95cl bottle bottle of Four Roses American Blended Whiskey was bottled in 1975 - around 40 years ago!  More info

Four Roses American Blended Whiskey - bottled 1975

Four Roses Premium - Bottled 1973

95cl, 43%

Four Roses from over four decades ago! This is an antique bottle of Four Proses Premium, which we believe was bottled in 1973.  More info

Four Roses Premium - Bottled 1973

Four Roses 6 Year Old Bourbon - 1973

Four Roses has long been a classic bourbon brand, well loved by many. If you've been a long-time fan, this'll be an interesting piece for your collection - a bottle of Four Roses 6 Year Old Bourbon,…  More info

Four Roses 6 Year Old Bourbon - 1973

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