So you say you want good bourbon?
So you say you want to meet others who appreciate good bourbon?
So you say you want the inside scoop on what’s coming next in the world of bourbon?
Well The Bourbon Guys have news for you!
We are excited to tell you about the 2nd meeting of The Bourbon Society of Greater Cincinnati, an organization dedicated to providing a forum for people who love bourbon to connect and collaborate. Hosted by Todd Carnes, Chad Finni, Marc Collins and Butch Wilburn, the upcoming meeting will be held on April 14, 2014 at Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills, KY, just 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. The Bourbon Guys were fortunate enough to catch the very first meeting of The Society, and what a great night it was.
On the second Monday of March, 2014, 66 bourbon lovers gathered together at the Summit Hills Country Club to enjoy a bourbon tasting while hearing from one of bourbon’s foremost authorities and historians, Mr. Michael Veach from the Filson Historical Society. An author, Mr. Veach’s breakout book, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage, can be found on Amazon. We were pleased to have a few moments to speak with our friend before the festivities began, and though we’ve heard Michael speak many times, as usual, he did not disappoint. The bourbon tastings were of Old Forester Signature 100 and Old Fitzgerald 100 (follow the links for our reviews), two bourbons that pack great flavor for affordable prices. Also in attendance was the vibrant Molly Wellmann, author, owner and master mixologist of The Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, Japps Since 1879, The Famous Neons Unplugged, and the soon to debut Myrtle’s Punch House, iconic establishments in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that every spirits lover MUST visit, and regularly!
Molly’s book, Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon, and Night, is a definitive work on cocktails for any time of day (makes sense, right?), deftly guiding you through the ins and outs of drinks for all times of day. Just as important (and in our opinion, far more entertaining) is the wealth of history surrounding classic cocktails and the vast number of original recipes captured within.
As exciting as this first meeting proved to be, however, we are very much looking forward to the second meeting with guest speaker, Fred Minnick, author of several books as well as his ongoing blog which you can find here. His latest article about the Commemorative Elmer T. Lee limited release bourbon can be found there. Fred’s book, Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey, can be found on Amazon and gives some small insight into the wealth of knowledge Fred brings to every gathering. The Bourbon Guys have had the honor of meeting Fred on several occasions, and he is always a treat.
As you can see, Todd, Chad, Marc and Butch have put together some great guests and tastings, and we look forward to hear what is in store for meetings throughout the rest of the year. Rumor has it that they might just produce a master distiller or three to give you news from the bourbon world straight from the guys who are making it.
See You on The 14th!
– The Bourbon Guys
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