011 – Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller Four Roses (Part 1)

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Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, joins us for Part 1 of this 2-Part podcast and talks about his education, job history, his love for bowling, and how he brought Four Roses straight bourbon back to the US.

  1. What was your first experience with bourbon?
  2. What was your journey from different roles with Seagrams and your path into Four Roses?
  3. Who gave you the opportunity to get back into distillery operations?
  4. Blended Whiskey by Seagrams were top shelf at one time
  5. What impact did Kirin have on Four Roses since it was primarily an export only?
  6. How has the Four Roses brand grown since it’s been back in the US?
  7. What are you most excited for with the future of Four Roses?
  8. How are you planning for Four Roses future?

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