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  • Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Early Years

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Early Years

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, discusses his early career in Seagram in New York City, his move back to his hometown of Louisville, KY, to become Master Distiller of Four Roses, and his efforts to promote Four Roses bourbon despite its negative association in the U.S. with Seagram’s Four Roses blended whiskey. 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): Personal Philosophy

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Personal Philosophy

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains his personal philosophy and names an associate in Seagram as the biggest influence in his career. 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): Rebuilding a Brand

    Jim Rutledge (Four Roses): Rebuilding a Brand

    Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller at Four Roses, explains how in recent years Four Roses bourbon became well-known once again in 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): 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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