The perfect rose ruse

Four Roses Flower Hour

Smell the "Roses" - Small Batch, Single Barrel. Source: Luigi Diamanti

This is perfect, just say you are going to get some “Roses” for Valentine’s Day … what is she going to say?

On Friday, February 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. head over to Nanz & Kraft in St. Matthews for the Four Roses Flower Hour. Make a minimum donation of $5 that benefits Operation Brightside and you can sip on various Four Roses bourbons, nibble on hors d’oeuvres and chat with master distiller Jim Rutledge. He’s wonderful. A great storyteller.

Last year it was standing-room only. Well, there is no place to sit, so it would be. The crowd was friendly and I ran into some friends.

If you are one of the first 100 guests, you’ll receive a special Valentine gift.

On second thought, forget the rose ruse, it’s a nice event to take your special someone. Afterwards, head over to to dine in St. Matthews along Shelbyville Road.

Operation Brightside helps to beautify Louisville Metro with oases of lush plants, shrubs and flowers.


About Kim Kolarik

Exploring bourbon one sip at a time and sharing the experience.© Contact me at I've followed the original bourbon trail from my native Pennsylvania, where the whiskey rebellion erupted to Louisville, Kentucky, my current home. Bourbon is now in a revolution of expansion. I'll be bringing you news, information and tasting notes of bourbon from Kentucky and the emerging craft distillers from around the United States. I am photographer, designer and editor. --Kim D. Kolarik
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