jwrutledge-distillery-0b671d9c9eec261c0fcaf46b09325b433bd47894It turns out once you’ve been making bourbon for a long time, like former Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge did before retiring last year, that the itch  to be back with the stills and barrels again never quite leaves. To that end, the upcoming J.W. Rutledge Distillery has just emerged from the shadows as it prepares to launch a crowdfunding campaign for build-out support starting next week.

Turns out you can’t keep a good former master distiller down (image via screen grab)

The J.W. Rutledge Distillery website, which went online just a bit ago, has most of the…

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