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Advent Calendar 2023: Day 12

It's time to abandon Scotland again and head back to bourbons.

There's not much to tell about tonight's distillery. It was founded in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1888 by Paul Jones Jr. Four Roses bourbon was one of the few distilleries that remained open during Prohibition. This was possible when, in 1922, the Paul Jones Company acquired Frankfort Distilling Company, which also granted the right to sell Four Roses as medicinal whiskey. Just before the mid-20th century, Seagram acquired Frankfort Distilling Company to take control of the Four Roses brand. Despite being one of the best-selling bourbons in the preceding decades, the new owners decided to cease sales in the United States, focusing on the growing markets of Europe and Asia. In February 2002, Kirin Brewery Company Ltd purchased the Four Roses brand along with the production facilities and renamed their new acquisition Four Roses Distillery LLC. At the same time, the new owners decided to make a comeback in the U.S. market. The current core range consists of four whiskies: Bourbon (40%), Small Batch (45%), Single Barrel (50%), and Small Batch Select (52%).

Today's whisky is the Single Barrel, matured in Warehouse No. AN, specifically in barrel No. 6D-3V. Single Barrel was the second release in the new core range. I hope you enjoyed the whisky!

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