<div>Bourbon News & Notes: Four Roses and Old Forester special releases, and Maker’s Mark Fancy Bourbon Punch</div>
BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – 28 August, 2020, by Susan Reigler Fall Four Roses Releases September is almost here, which is not only National Bourbon Heritage Month, but the beginning of the fall releases of limited-edition bourbons. The move of the Kentucky Derby to September has resulted in Four Roses having not only its annual Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, but also its annual Great Steamboat Race single barrel bourbon limited release. Usually the steamboat selection is served aboard the competing Belle of Louisville and Belle of Cincinnati, but this year the barrel selection was made virtually by master distiller Brent Elliott. Samples were sent to Kentucky Derby Festival president Matt Gibson, Belle of Louisville captain Mark Doty, and Bourbon tasters at Kroger’s headed by Chuck Osbourne. Four Roses has two mashbills and uses five different strains of yeast, for 10 total recipes. The recipe of the selected barrel is OBSV, which translates...Read more