Before Suntory and Jim Beam , there was Kirin and Four Roses.
William Faulkner said he drank Four Roses bourbon because it was “affordable and easy to find.” That’s until Seagram’s took the best-selling American bourbon off U.S. shelves for 40 years.
Here’s the good news. Kirin bought Faulkner’s go-to bourbon, and according to Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge, things continued as they always had, even with the new owner. Kirin did not mess with the bourbon, the recipe, the making of the sour mash. Full story