The Four Roses Bourbon Distillery was built in 1910 and is located on the banks of the Salt River in Lawrenceburg Kentucky. The Spanish Mission-Style distillery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I was interested in how the name of Four Roses was connected to bourbon so here is the legend –“It began when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, 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. ” In 1884 Paul Jones moved to Louisville Kentucky and opened his business on Main Street known as “Whiskey Row”. In 1922 the business was purchased by the Frankfort Distillery Company, which at that time was one out of six distilleries that was given permission to operate through prohibition to produce bourbon for medicinal purposes. (Interesting). In 2002 the Fours Roses brand was purchased by the Kirin Brewing Company, Ltd. They continue with the same quality, passion and pride that Paul Jones Jr. had in producing his award-winning bourbon. The smooth mellow taste is the signature of the Four Roses Bourbon that has earned the reputation of one of the finest bourbons in the world. Four Roes is distributed in the United States as well as Europe and Japan. If you are near the Lawrenceburg area be sure to drop by for a tour and a taste!