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Don’t Miss The Kentucky Bourbon Festival Sampler

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival Bardstown Sampler is set for April 30 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Guthrie Opportunity Center, 900 Nutter Drive.

The Sampler is a tasting of the Kentucky Bourbons that will be participating in the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in September.  Regional restaurants and caterers will provide cuisine.  A silent auction will be held during the event.

The theme for the 20th Annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival as well as the new lapel pin will be unveiled at the Sampler.  Also, the winner of the 2011 KBF scholarship will be announced.  Distilleries and brands will draw for their location in the tasting area during the Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and Gala held in September.

Tickets are $40.  For more information or to purchase tickets, write the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, One Court Square, Bardstown, KY, call 502-348-3623 # 4 or visit www.kybourbonfestival.com.

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Four Roses Set to Release Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

This September, Four Roses Distillery will release a new Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, adding to its collection of special offerings which showcase Four Roses’ ability to work with 10 proprietary bourbon recipes to create unique and varied expressions.

The Limited Edition Small Batch includes three of Four Roses’ 10 recipes. It will feature the Four Roses recipe coded OBSV aged 15 years, OBSK aged 11 years, and OESK aged 10 years. The three bourbon recipes have been mingled at barrel strength to create a rich, complex spirit defined by soft oak, caramel and honeysuckle aromas. Subtle flavors of cherries, apricot, light spice, honey and raspberries are present giving it a creamy, smooth and mellow finish.

The release is timed to coincide with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Approximately 3,600 bottles of this uncut, non-chill filtered bourbon will be produced and distributed in markets where Four Roses is currently available.

The new Limited Edition Small Batch comes on the heels of Four Roses’ most recent limited edition product – a single barrel bourbon released this spring to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lawrenceburg distillery building.

Unlike the Limited Edition Single Barrel, which represents one Four Roses recipe aged to perfection, the new Limited Edition Small Batch represents a marriage of recipes to create a unique and special Bourbon of complex and layered flavors.

“The three recipes chosen for this small batch bourbon each express unique flavor characteristics that collectively create an exquisite, timeless bourbon,” said Jim Rutledge, Four Roses Master Distiller. “As this bourbon is being released during our distillery building’s 100th anniversary year, we wanted to commemorate a special time with another special bourbon. I believe this is a classic, well defined bourbon you’ll not just savor, but long remember.”

Four Roses is the only distillery that combines five proprietary yeast strains with two separate mashbills to produce 10 distinct bourbon recipes, each with its own unique character. More information about each of Four Roses Bourbon recipes is available at www.fourroses.us/ten .

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