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Heads & Tails: Are Single Barrels Illegal Edition

In Banter, Drink News, Heads & Tails, Industry News by Steve CoomesLeave a Comment

That’s the growing concern at Kentucky distilleries, where thousands of whiskey fans sample whiskeys from thousands of barrels every year. The news first came from WhiskeyCast operator Mark Gillespie, who’d learned that “private pick” programs—which distilleries have run for many years—was clearly outside Kentucky’s current tasting laws. Click here to read his thorough story. As you’d imagine, Kentucky Distillers’ Association is busy urging lawmakers to reconfigure tasting laws favorably and quickly. We’ve seen no official count on single barrels sold in Kentucky, but given what do know, it’s somewhere south of 10,000. Whatever that number is when multiplied by an average bottles-per-barrel yield of 170, and the total sales number is somewhere around 1.5 million bottles, give or take. And while we’re at it, let’s price those 1.5 million bottles at a conservative $40 each to come up with $60 million in sales.

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Four Roses Bourbon Blooms as the Official Bourbon of the Rose Bowl Stadium

In Bourbon News, Industry News by Patrick "Pops" GarrettLeave a Comment

Four Roses has become the Official Bourbon Partner of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Kentucky-based Four Roses Distillery is pouring specialty cocktails made with its award-winning Bourbon and offering tastings of Four Roses Single Barrel, Four Roses Small Batch, Four Roses Bourbon and the newly released Small Batch Select at all Rose Bowl events.

Four Roses will be served from branded carts throughout the concourse and in the TCL Lounge, Stella Rose Wine Garden, Terry Donahue Pavilion and Brookside Golf Club, beginning now through January 2021.

Paul Engl, General Manager of IMG Los Angeles, stated, “Aligning these two iconic brands is a sensational opportunity. We are thrilled to begin serving Four Roses’ premium Bourbon products at America’s Stadium and at Brookside Golf Course year-round. I look forward to our adult fans enjoying Four Roses at all Rose Bowl Stadium events for years to come.”