Four Roses Barrel Strength Small Batch Mariage Collection 2008
The origins of the Four Roses brand are historically hazy, with some speculating that it has been sold since the 1860s. The brand name itself was trademarked in 1888 by the Paul Jones company. At the onset of Prohibition, Paul Jones purchased the Frankfort Distillery, reorganising their company as part of it in order to use its medicinal license to continue to bottle Four Roses bourbon. The Four Roses distillery we know today was built in Lawrenceburg in 1910 by JTS Brown & Sons. Known back then as the Old Prentice, it is one of the Kentucky distilleries on the National Register of Historic Buildings for its distinctive Spanish mission style architecture. It was re-opened in 1933 after the repeal of Prohibition, Seagram purchased the Frankfort Distillery in 1943, and the Old Prentice distillery three years later, moving the production on the Four Roses brand there, renaming the plant after it in the process. When Seagram was wound up in the early 2000s, the distillery and its brands were bought by Japanese firm, Kirin, who continue to produce Four Roses to great acclaim.
This 2008 release is a mariage of OBSV aged 13 years and 5 months mixed with a recipe of OESK aged 10 years and 10 months.
Titled, the "Mariage Collection," as both a celebration of the art of blending, and possibly a nod the origins of the Four Roses name, which saw Paul Jones Jr propose to his future wife with a four rose corsage.
One of 3,492 bottles.
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