About Brian

Brian is a Louisville, Kentucky attorney who found a way to combine his passions for law, bourbon, and history.  After stumbling upon the Pepper v. Labrot case from 1881 and then learning the real truth about Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr., Brian knew that he had to tell the true story about bourbon and its connections with the development of American commercial law and the growth of the nation.

Discovery of the interplay between bourbon, law, and history led Brian to blogging as Sipp’n Corn®, which quickly developed into media credentials, inside access to distillers and distilleries, collaborations to select private barrels, inclusion in the documentary, Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon, and ultimately to Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America.  As one of the foremost authorities on bourbon and bourbon law, Brian is a highly sought-after speaker for virtual and in-person corporate events, continuing professional education courses, and guided bourbon tastings.

During the day Brian serves the trial and litigation needs of clients in the insurance, financial services, and bourbon industries, among others, in state and federal courts in both Kentucky and Indiana, and counsels clients starting new bourbon distilleries, warehousing operations, vintage spirits bars, and bourbon brands.  But this website is about bourbon, so to learn more about Brian’s law practice, contact him here.

Bourbon Justice is Brian’s first book, but it won’t be his last.

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