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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 →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Ted Huber And Farm Distilling

Join us August 1 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Farm Distilleries were common before Prohibition. The excise tax on distilled spirits made them less common after the American Civil War, but they continued to exist up to the... 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 →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Ouita Michel And Chefs Who Cook With Bourbon

In the late 1980s the idea of using Bourbon to cook with was the occasional Bourbon Ball or some other chocolate fudge combo, baked beans and the daring chef would substitute Bourbon for Brandy in a recipe. Then came Woodford... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes – Al Young and Plant Managers

When I first met Al Young I was a new archivist for United Distillers and he was the Plant Manager at Four Roses under Master Distiller Ova Haney. He would come to hear me speak on Bourbon History whenever he... Continue Reading →

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