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Monday
Oct042010

K&L Four Roses Barrel Is In - Rutledge Says "Great"

We did our Four Roses tasting the other night with Jim Rutledge, who actually was NOT in town for Whiskyfest.  He came all the way out just to do a few barrel release dinners and say hello, and he was nice enough to come by our event to meet our customers.  I had a sample bottle of our new barrel with me so I decided to give him a taste to get his thoughts.  It would be the first of many tastes he would keep returning to.  Not only was Rutledge floored with the quality of his own whiskey, but so were the marketing reps traveling with him.  So impressed that they came back later to buy bottles back from me and bring around on their travels with them as a marketing tool to convince other stores to do the same.  I think everyone is going to agree with Mr. Rutledge that this is some damn fine bourbon.  We just got our initial drop but there are 100 more bottles on the way - get 'em while they're hot.

-David Driscoll

Four Roses K&L Single Barrel Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon 59.99 - Once again, we're teaming up with Kentucky legend Jim Rutledge to bring our customers a single barrel of his beautiful Four Roses whiskey.  This time around we opted for yeast strain OBSO, which brings a different mash bill of 60% Corn, 35% Rye, 5% Barley.  This bourbon is a liquid manifestation of the phrase "an iron hand in a velvet glove."  The palate opens up to some big time flavor, rich sweetness, and fruity spice, enveloping the senses with sheer power and force.  The finish is all nuance however as the whiskey dies down to a meer whisper and gently glides away, softly hinting at the beautiful barrage of flavors it battered you with only moments before.  Another legendary whiskey for our K&L customers to enjoy!

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