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    Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    Wouldn't that be fun? To see what Rutledge could do with that style? Has anyone ever asked him about that? As a special release or something. Juggling 10 different recipes is already a Herculean task I'm sure, but still, that would be very interesting.

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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    I don't think he's been asked about a wheater. I seem to remember that he's been asked about a rye. I can't remember the response though.
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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    It was a big, fat, hell no!
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    I don't think he's been asked about a wheater. I seem to remember that he's been asked about a rye. I can't remember the response though.
    Hmm, that would be interesting too. But a classic rye (~51% rye grain) might not be too terribly different than some of their bourbons being that they're already such a high rye recipe? A wheater, on the other hand, would be very different I would think. Who's got a line to Rutledge??

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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    It was a big, fat, hell no!
    Oh bummer, might have the same reaction to a wheater. Although its still a bourbon. Maybe he hates rye whiskey!!!!

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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    This is just a complete guess, but I think that a lot of guys that have been in the bourbon biz for decades think of rye as a mixer more than a sipper. And given Four Roses' not-so-distant past I think they want to steer clear of any kind of "mixer" stigma. As for the wheater, I don't know. They already have 10 different bourbon recipes. More than anyone else I think. I would bet their attitude would be "why?"
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    That's an interesting question, but I get the impression that there isn't much interest in that on Jim's part. As for rye, I'm sure they have one or more rye recipes in their file cabinet from the Seagram's days, but Jim has said that they have enough trouble keeping up with demand for their bourbons, they don't have time or space for rye, or something to that effect.
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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    That's a fair question. But I would say "Because Four Roses and Jim Rutledge are making some of the best bourbons in the world. Wheated bourbon is a very popular style of bourbon, and it would be very interesting to see the two meet. Jim Rutledge and wheated bourbon."


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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    That's an interesting question, but I get the impression that there isn't much interest in that on Jim's part. As for rye, I'm sure they have one or more rye recipes in their file cabinet from the Seagram's days, but Jim has said that they have enough trouble keeping up with demand for their bourbons, they don't have time or space for rye, or something to that effect.
    I see. Oh well, still be fun to see what he said about wheated bourbon. And fun to wonder about him making it.


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    Re: Hypothetical- Will Four Roses ever make a wheater?

    There's about 20 people in this board that will see Jim on Friday. I won't be the one to ask him about the bourbons he's not making. I have far too much interest in the bourbons he IS making. It's fun to dream of a four Roses wheater though.
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