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Toast to Four Roses Bourbon

The legendary Kentucky distiller celebrates 125 years of spirits. 

fourrosesSurviving Prohibition, two World Wars, the Great Depression and 40 years of exile from the United States is no small feat. That’s why Four Roses is asking fans young and old to share a toast with them today in celebration of the brand’s 125th anniversary. Named for a Southern belle who wore a corsage of four roses to a ball she attended with founder Paul Jones Jr., Four Roses thrived as the best-selling bourbon whiskey in the United States until the 1960s, when it shifted to markets in Europe and Asia. It continued to be unavailable as a straight bourbon for over 40 years until its return in 2002.

Earlier this year, Four Roses was named American Distiller of the Year for the third year in a row. In celebration, the company has deemed 2013 “The Year of the Toast,” but The Bourbon Review has gone a step further and is asking each bar on its list of the “Top 55 Bourbon Bars in America” to hold a nationwide toast today. At Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House in New Orleans, which is included on the list, over 90 American whiskeys are offered and regular events hosted with the New Orleans Bourbon Society.

“Bourbon has a long history in New Orleans, both as a drink and a street,” said Brennan in a recent press release. “It’s been fun collecting and celebrating bourbon.”

Bourbon House will be offering samples of Four Roses from 4-6 p.m. today Join the toast there or wherever you may be. Four Roses is also encouraging fans to toast and tag their favorite bourbon bars of the 55 selected using the hashtag #55Toast and tag @gobourbon and @4RosesBourbon on Twitter. Fans can also submit special toasts to the Four Roses website through the end of the year. The winning toast will be featured on a 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel bottle.

Need more reason to celebrate? Click here to get the recipe for Bourbon House’s Milk Punch.


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