Mike Bullock, an employee at Four Roses's Warehouse Facilities, smells the aroma of a single barrel of bourbon at the warehouse in Cox's Creek. The sample is dilluted with mineral water for testing the aroma. If the smell is not up to par, it is not used for the special single barrel bottling.
Agnes Parman (far left) leads Donna Rucker and Gary Parker, both of Berea, and Marlene Kaeding, of Nebraska, on a tour of Four Roses Distillery.
Donna Rucker, left, and Gary Parker, both of Berea, taste a batch of beer fermenting at Four Roses Distillery during a tour.
Troy Robinson waits as a sample of beer is spun in a centrifuge at Four Roses Distillery. The samples are bottled for further taste testing.
Gary Parker, of Berea, tastes a sample of Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon after a tour at Four Roses Distillery.
A worker's glove rests on a trashcan while employees take a break at Cox's Creek Warehouses. The employees dump aged bourbon in preparation for bottling the Four Roses Kentucky Bourbon.
The Four Roses emblem on a bottle of Four Roses Super Premium bourbon at Cox's Creek warehouse. This product is one of two of the company's bourbons that are only available overseas.