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Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Gary Crunkleton

If you have ever met Gary Crunkleton, then you know why he is a great bar owner. He is very friendly, extremely knowledgeable about the spirits industry, and hires, trains and retains staff that also possess these qualities. His accomplishments... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Blogs Of 2017

The year 2017 was an excellent year for Bourbonveach.com. We more than doubled the views from the year before and we are approaching a quarter of a million views since the sight was created in late October 2015. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

The Ephemeral Nature Of Tasting Whiskey

Tickets For All 2018 Bourbon Salons At Oxmoor Farm Are On Sale Now! Rosemary Miller is a very wise woman. She has heard me answer the question “What is your favorite Bourbon?” so many times that she laughs about my... Continue Reading →

The Future Of Whiskey Events

There are many different whiskey and spirit related events available to the consumer as well as to those in the service industry who wish to learn more about the spirits they pour. Before we look at the future of these... Continue Reading →

Summer 2017 Bourbon Reading List

Summer means vacations and for many people that includes a nice quiet evening of reading a book while lounging in the shade with a glass of Bourbon. Whether this is in a tropical setting or by the lake or even... Continue Reading →

What is High Rye Bourbon?

There are a lot of people out there describing their Bourbon as a “high rye” Bourbon. The problem is there is no legal definition of the term ”high rye”, so just like the term “single barrel” it is left up... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Chris Zaborowski And Independent Liquor Store Owners

Westport Whiskey & Wine is a Louisville institution for spirits lovers in the city. It is owned by Chris Zaborowski and his business partner Richard Splan, bur Chris is the more public figure of the two. Chris worked in the... Continue Reading →

100 Proof Blog

In late October 2015 I asked Maggie Kimberl to help me set up a web page and a blog, My first blog post appeared on October 25, 2015. It was written because one of the questions I was frequently asked... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Sean and Lisa Higgins

I first met Sean Higgins in 2008. He and his wife Lisa had just started a new company called Mint Julep Tours and he wanted to meet me for a drink at Jockey Silks at the Galt House. Their new... Continue Reading →

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