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Four Roses Annual Salt River Clean Up

blog | 05/14/2019

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This month marks the third annual Salt River Clean Up Day at Four Roses. Each May, we volunteer to maintain the pristine riverbank around the Salt River across from the Four Roses Distillery by removing debris. The group targets the dam and concrete area, as well as the highway where it forks on each side of the river, and along the roadway.

One of our main environmental resources for handcrafting our award-winning Bourbon is fresh, limestone-rich water. So, we’re committed to preserving this resource today and for the future, which includes keeping local waterways beautiful, clean and free of debris.

Water from the Salt River is used in one of three ways: used as process water that becomes Bourbon, used to heat mash cookers and stills through the boiler, and used to cool equipment and product during the various stages of production (non-contact cooling water).

“Without water from the Salt River, we would not be able to operate our Distillery and produce our smooth and mellow Bourbons,” said Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott. “We’re committed to preserving this important resource today, tomorrow and in the future.”

We believe local partnerships make a difference in the communities and build a stronger presence, especially by working together on causes and environmental conservation initiatives. The Four Roses Salt River Clean Up, in particular, supports this belief in community and our ongoing environmental conservation efforts. This initiative serves to preserve our environment’s valuable resources, today, tomorrow and in the future.

For more information on Four Roses’ commitment as a community partner, visit

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