LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (December 9, 2020) – There’s space for about 24,000 more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky as Four Roses opens its newest storage facility, Warehouse Y, in Cox’s Creek, Ky.
Warehouse Y is the second of several new warehouses to be built as part of a major expansion project that began in 2015, investing $21 million into the Four Roses location at Cox’s Creek. In addition to Warehouse Y, updates include the new bottling facility completed in 2017 and Warehouse X, completed in 2018.
“We have a lot of exciting changes happening at Four Roses, but one thing that’s not changing is the approach to our warehouses,” said Ryan Ashley, chief operating officer and director of distillery operations at Four Roses. “Unlike some warehouses, ours are all just single-story and are not climate controlled to provide a gentle and undisturbed maturation. It is exciting to open this new warehouse to provide us even more space for aging.”
The new warehouse is 45,043 square feet in size and can accommodate 24,288 barrels. Four Roses is the only distillery using single-story rack warehouses.
As a 132-year-old Bourbon brand, Four Roses is rife with history and there’s even more history to the alphabetical labeling of its warehouses. While the newest storage facility is Warehouse Y, Warehouse O was torn down in 1993 and there never was a Warehouse I, in order to avoid labeling confusion with the number 1 or a lowercase letter L.
The opening of the new warehouse comes on the heels of Four Roses recently announcing plans for an expansion of the current visitor center and enhancements to the overall guest experience at the Bourbon distillery located in Lawrenceburg, Ky. An official stop along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the new visitor center is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
About Four Roses Distillery
Established in 1888, Four Roses combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to distill and age 10 distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique flavor profile. With distilling and warehousing operations in Lawrenceburg and Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, respectively, Four Roses is dedicated to producing award-winning Bourbons with smooth and mellow tastes and finishes. Four Roses is available in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.fourrosesbourbon.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.