Written by Brian G. Miller, Founder of The Bourbon Tutor.
Last fall I was fortunate enough to meet and visit with Brent Elliott, Four Roses Bourbon’s Master Distiller, at two different events. In an earlier draft of this story, before I put it aside and got distracted, I referred to Brent as one of the young guns in the world of Kentucky bourbon master distillers. I planned to talk about how he was part of a new generation of bourbon makers you might not know much about, but that you need to keep your eyes on. But some editing is in order – now he’s the top gun. Whisky Magazine just named Brent the Master Distiller/Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky America ceremony last week in New York City.