Four Roses Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, is visiting the UK for the first time to mark his first anniversary in the role of heading up the distilling team at the cult bourbon brand.
Presenting the multi award-winning Four Roses range, Brent will unveil the Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2016 at Harrods during the first week of October. An exclusive press tasting will take place at The Soho Whisky Club, followed by a series of trade masterclasses in London, Manchester and finally Scotland.
Brent, who has worked with the company for 10 years, most recently as Director of Quality, took over the role and responsibility of crafting quality Bourbon from legend Jim Rutledge, who retired from his position in 2015.
My visit to the UK is long overdue and I’m really looking forward to hosting these events around London, Manchester and Scotland. I feel really lucky to have been appointed as Master Distiller, it’s hard to call it a job as it’s such a privilege and a passion to be a part of Four Roses. It’s been an amazing year.
– Brent Elliott: Four Roses Master Distiller
After Four Roses’ success at winning Best Bourbon and Directors Awards at the San Francisco Comp, we’re excited to have Brent in the UK to convert any remaining non-believers. We can’t promise you a burning bush or a wedding at Cana moment but one sip will lead you to worship at the altar of this cult bourbon!
– Charles Marshall: Spirit Cartel Consiglieri
Four Roses bourbon recently had an outstanding result in the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, winning seven awards. These included the Director’s Award of Excellence and the 2016’s Best Bourbon award for their 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon.
The full listing of awards Four Roses Bourbon received at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is as follows:
· Director’s Award
· Best Bourbon
· Best Small Batch Bourbon: 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch Best Single Barrel Bourbon: Four Roses Single Barrel
· Double Gold: Four Roses Single Barrel
· Double Gold: 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch
· Gold: Four Roses Yellow Kentucky Straight Bourbon