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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Bringing Premium to Kentucky

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Bringing Premium to Kentucky

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, tells of how premium brands were created so that Four Roses bourbon would be set apart from Seagram’s previous Four Roses blended whiskey, and he discusses the company’s efforts to bring their internationally successful bourbon back to Kentucky. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): How to Become a Master Distiller

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): How to Become a Master Distiller

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains that there is no method for becoming a Master Distiller, and he expresses his thankfulness for being able to fill the role. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Origins of “Master Distiller”

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Origins of “Master Distiller”

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains exactly how the title “Master Distiller” came into use in the 1990s, and he reflects on the increasingly important role of the Master Distiller as a brand promoter. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains that the key to making a great bourbon is to have great ingredients. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): How to Drink Bourbon

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): How to Drink Bourbon

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains how he judges a good glass of bourbon, and how he advises others to drink their bourbon: any way you like it. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Myth of Age

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Myth of Age

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses how age does not mean the same for bourbon as it does for certain other drinks such as Scotch. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Art of Aging

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): The Art of Aging

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses the details of barrel-aging and some of the differences in this respect between the Four Roses brands. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Being Consistent

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Being Consistent

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses the importance and the challenges of producing a consistent brand of bourbon. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Quality as a Priority

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Quality as a Priority

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses the his efforts over his career to always improve the quality of the product, and the cooperation of many employees to achieve that goal. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27885. Share

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