March 3, 2024

Four Roses Bourbon

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | Sept. 22, 2018

When a certain author, who shall remain nameless, called the organizers of Harbor Springs Festival of the Books to make certain he could find his preferred bourbon while visiting town next weekend, the organizers called the adjacent Bar Harbor. And no wonder. The longstanding burger-n-beer icon is nothing but accommodating. The author’s preferred bourbon wasn’t available, so Bar Harbor was quick to offer up a longtime favorite of its local customers, Four Roses Bourbon. Sipped while sitting in a tall booth watching sailboats bob in the nearby marina, Four Roses was far smoother, sweeter, and — dare we say — a touch more feminine in its floral notes — than our reviewer expected. So much so that she forgot to ask what bourbon the author had sought; a short glass of Four Roses on the rocks on a moody September afternoon seemed story enough. $8.25. Find it: 100 State St., Harbor Springs. (231) 526-2671

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