Four Roses 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch Named America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon

March 4, 2017


LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (March 3, 2017) – Four Roses Bourbon received top accolades during Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards ceremony, held on Tuesday, February 28 in New York City.

Four Roses’ 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch was named America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon. The limited edition bottling featured a 12-year-old Bourbon from Four Roses’ OESO recipe, a 12-year-old OBSV and a 16-year-old OESK.

“It’s such an honor for our 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch to be recognized as the Best Kentucky Bourbon from Whisky Magazine and the World Whiskies Awards judging panel,” said Brent Elliott, master distiller at Four Roses Bourbon. “When I first tasted a sample from the OESO recipe that anchored this Bourbon, I knew we had something special. We were able to highlight its exceptional fruitiness and balance it out with more age and spice from the two other recipes.

Four Roses Bourbon also received Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky America 2017 Highly Commended Awards for Visitor Center Attraction and Distillery Manager–Ryan Ashley.

“The Four Roses Distillery, and Warehouse & Bottling Facility Visitor Center staff are passionate about providing a unique, authentic guest experience to guests from across the country and around the world,” said Elliott.

About the Distillery Manager Award, Elliott said, “We are undergoing a major expansion at our Distillery, and Ryan Ashley has led the project seamlessly. It’s no surprise that he was recognized with an Icons of Whisky Award for his work as director of distillery operations.”

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About Four Roses Bourbon
Established in 1888, Four Roses is the only Bourbon distillery that combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to distill and age ten distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique flavor profile. With distilling and warehousing operations in Lawrenceburg and Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, respectively, Four Roses is dedicated to producing award-winning Bourbons with smooth and mellow tastes and finishes. Four Roses Bourbon is available in all 50 states. For more information, visit  or “Like” us at


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