Four Roses Distillery Employees Remove 560 Pounds of Debris from River Vital to Bourbon Production

The Salt River Cleanup has become an annual volunteer day of service for employees of the Four Roses Distillery.  “The water from the Salt River is the largest component in the production of our award-winning bourbon. Its clean, limestone-rich water has been used by distillers to make whiskey for more than 200 years,” said Brent Elliott, Master Distiller at Four Roses. “We owe it to ourselves and the greater community to maintain the Salt River and its surrounding area that we value so deeply.”

The Salt River is adjacent to the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg. Its limestone-rich water is used in fermentation, to heat the mash cookers and stills through the boiler, and to cool down the product throughout production.