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.

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