<div>Bourbon News & Notes: New Riff expansion; a Four Roses steamboat release; and the pineapple julep</div>
BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 23 April 2021, by Susan Reigler A Special Four Roses Release Honoring the Great Steamboat Race This year’s Derby Week Great Steamboat Race between the Belle of Louisville, the Belle of Cincinnati, and the American Duchess takes place on Wednesday, 28 April. The bourbon to be served aboard the boats is a limited edition, single barrel Four Roses chosen by a panel that included Four Roses master Distiller Brent Elliott, Belle of Louisville Captain Mark Doty, and Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO Matt Gibson. Four Roses has 10 different bourbon recipes, thanks to the fact the distillery uses two different mashbills and five distinct yeast strains. The selection agreed upon unanimously by the panel is a 10-year-old OESK – 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% malted barley and lightly spicy. It has been bottled at its barrel strength 117.1 proof. Even if you can’t be aboard one of...Read more