(Four) Four Roses
The Four Roses Distillery was technically opened in 2002. But, it has a much longer history than that, just by different names.
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Remus Repeal Reserve Series 1 is part of MGP’s George Remus bourbon brand, which launched in 2016. As its name indicates, Remus Repeal Reserve Series 1 is the George Remus brand’s initial release for this premium bourbon. The bottle was released in November 2017, with Series 2 being released a year later.
What is a solera style bourbon?
The solera process is a method for fractionally blending liquids so that the aging casks are never emptied, and the average age of the finish product gradually increases. Generally, the way to understand the solera process to picture a barrel rack three high. The uppermost barrels hold the youngest spirits and the lowest level holds the oldest spirits. As the lower level is fractionally drained and bottled the middle level barrels are fractionally drained to refill the bottom barrels and so on.
The idea behind the solera process is that a reliable style and quality is achieved over time. If a spirit is aged in a three-level solera process over the life of the process (more than 20 years) the average age of the final product converges on 5 years. Traditionally this process has been used for sherry, madeira, port and other wines and vinegars. The use of the solera process in bourbon is quite new. The bottles in this tasting event represent all available expressions of solera bourbon.
Four Roses recently announced the addition of Four Roses Small Batch Select as a new member of its regular product line.
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The Club’s March 2019 Tasting Event feature a lineup of products from Breckenridge Distillery.