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


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.

Show Notes:

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

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