Did you members of the Four Roses Mellow Moments Club recieve the e-mail titled "40 And Counting"?
It spoke about the Rutledge 40th Anniversary Single Barrell from Four Roses and of course the Master Distiller Jim Rutledge.

I replyed to the e-mail with the following,...

Dear Jim Rutledge,

I have only been a bourbon fanatic a few years.
But I have to tell you that you are a true craftsman.
The balance between sweet and spicey in your Single Barrel ia a true art form.

Oscar V Hightower

Mr. Rutledge replyed with,...

Dear Oscar,

I've been very fortunate to have spent the majority of my life in a profession I absolutely love-the people, the "art" of crafting a great Bourbon, and the joy of sharing with so many others...all contribute to the great fortune in life I've been allowed to experience.

Thank you very much for your very kind email.

Jim Rutledge