012- Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller Four Roses (Part 2)

Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, joins us for Part 2 of this 2-Part podcast and discusses his travels, limited edition releases, one floor warehouses, and how he’s shaping their future.

  1. What experiences stand out from your travels?
  2. Talk about your super premium releases such as the Single Barrel and Small Batch Limited Editions
  3. What goes into the process of selecting the premium limited edition barrels over regular bottling barrels?
  4. Do you look at limited editions as a form of experimentation?
  5. Talk a bit about the single barrel bottle labels providing the consumer information for warehouse locations and recipe used
  6. Have you selected the barrels for 2015 limited edition releases?
  7. Four Roses has one floor warehouses, is that done to minimize variables of temperature fluctuations?
  8. Why wouldn’t you create 10 different brands from 10 different recipes?

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