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The Bourbon Life

Dec 19, 2023

This week on The Whiskey Trip Podcast, Big Chief takes you on a ride with a lawyer. His guest is Brian Haara, author of Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America. He tells Big Chief about how he would review old litigation and how he stumbled on an interesting case from the late 1800’s about The Old Pepper Distillery.

This led to him finding more and more cases in the Kentucky State archives, which led to Fred Minnick pressuring him to write a book about the stories that marketing fails to tell. And just like that he had a book - well sorta. Listen to the episode for the rest of the dram.

Brian sips on a Woodford Reserve barrel pick to start the show and Big Chief starts with Marker’s Mark FAE-02. In the second half, the guys sip on Elijah Craig Barrel Proof - Heaven Hill has never missed the mark with this expression.

This ride on The Whiskey Trip is an example that there are stories buried that need to be told. Thanks to guys like Brian the consumer can be told the truth and learn the facts of these historic whiskey law cases.