Have you ever wondered how the legendary Four Roses bourbon got its name? Well, wonder no more because we are here to give you an inside look at this beloved, historical bourbon. To begin, we take a trip back in time in 1884 when Paul Jones Jr., the founder of Four Roses, moved to Louisville Kentucky to open his business in “Whiskey Row” on Main Street.
After moving to Louisville, he trademarked the name Four Roses and purchased the Frankfort Distilling Company. You’re probably wondering by now, “Yes, I understand this beautiful creation – but how did Four Roses get its name?!” Well, this story is a little sweeter…
Paul Jones, Jr. became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she replied that if her answer were “Yes,” she would wear a corsage of roses on her gown to the upcoming grand ball. Paul Jones waited for her answer excitedly on that night of the grand ball…when she arrived in her beautiful gown, she wore a corsage of four red roses. He later named his Bourbon “Four Roses” as a symbol of his devout passion for the lovely belle, a passion he thereafter transferred to making his beloved Four Roses Bourbon.
– Four Roses Website | Heritage
Bourbon Barrel Tours from Miller Transportation takes a trip to the Four Roses distillery for a inside taste of this delicious spirit on the regular – where you can learn even more about its rich history and story. Book a tour now to experience it for yourself!