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Following the larger trends of limited supplies and higher prices, Four Roses prices will be increasing in the state of Michigan as of February 1st, 2015. The increases will affect Four Roses Single Barrel (+$2.68 or 6.8% to $41.98), Four Roses Single Barrel Private Selection (+$6.16 or 11.1% to $66.60), and Four Roses Small Batch (+$2.49 or 8.4% to $31.99). All three are highly recommended Bourbons, so we suggest either picking up a bottle to try or stocking up on your favorites if you are already a fan. With only six days before the price increases though, you’d better decide quick!
One of our favorite products is going the way of the dodo! Originally reported by Fred Minnick yesterday, Four Roses is apparently ending the annual release of their Limited Edition Single Barrel offering due to a shortage of high-quality aged barrels fit for use in this product. The good news is that they seem to be leaving the door open to release it on a more irregular schedule “for special commemorative bottling occasions only.” The Limited Edition Small Batch offering seems to be unaffected by the news.
For our first recipe, we thought we would introduce you all to our favorite Bourbon sauce. It is a savory and slightly sweet sauce which is very versatile in adding some flavor to a number of dishes. We have used it as a glaze, a sauce to spoon over a dish, and as a marinade. In future entries, we will be featuring some of our favorite recipes that make use of this sauce. So far it has never disappointed!
- 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp Four Roses yellow label Bourbon
- 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Beef Broth
- 1 tsp Tamari Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- In small sauce pan, combine 1/3 cup Bourbon (set aside the added 1 Tsp for later) with the remainder of ingredients.
- Heat at medium-high heat, stirring constantly until light brown sugar is fully dissolved.
- Continue heating to boil, stirring regularly until sauce is reduced to 1/3 cup.
- Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1 Tsp of Bourbon.
Substitute 2 Tbsp of Teriyaki Sauce in place of Worcestershire Sauce and 2 Tbsp Chicken Broth in place of Beef Broth.
Well, it looks like the cold weather is here to stay, so we found it appropriate to offer our take on the traditional “Hot Toddy” as our first cocktail recipe. If you give it a try, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know what you think!
- 8 oz Water
- 1 Lipton White Mangosteen Peach Green Tea packet
- 1-1/2 oz Four Roses yellow label Bourbon (Min. Shelf Price $20.04)
- 1 tsp Eight Mile Rd Honey (available locally – greentoegardens.com)
- Heat water slightly above preferred drinking temperature.
- Steep tea packet for 3 minutes.
- Add in the Four Roses yellow label Bourbon
- Stir in the Eight Mile Rd honey