Category: Bourbon Law

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: W.H. McBrayer Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

This is a story that I love because it combines bourbon, history, and law.  Sound familiar? Judge William Harrison McBrayer wrote a letter to E.H. Taylor, Jr. on November 10, 1870, concerning their discussions about Taylor purchasing some of the Judge’s whiskey.  The back… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: W.H. McBrayer Kentucky Straight Bourbon.”

Sipp’n Corn Poll—Which Bourbon “Facts” Do You Doubt?

For all of the absolute facts that exist with bourbon, there has always been a surprising amount of debate over everything from grand concepts (like President Taft ruling on what is whiskey) to pure minutia (like whether whiskey should be spelled with, or without,… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Poll—Which Bourbon “Facts” Do You Doubt?”

the Perks of being a book lover

Happy Derby Week! I was so pleased to talk with Amy Smalley and Carrie Vittitoe about what led to Bourbon Justice, books that have influenced us, and what we’re reading. The Perks of Being a Book Lover is a radio show about books, people… Continue Reading “the Perks of being a book lover”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes – Old Taylor (1953) Bottled in Bond; Old Fitzgerald Decanter; and Cream of Kentucky

The Frazier History Museum presents a bourbon series and I was lucky enough to be part of it earlier this summer to discuss Bourbon Justice alongside legendary Master Distiller Jim Rutledge and incomparable Heaven Hill brand ambassador and author Bernie Lubbers. In addition to… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes – Old Taylor (1953) Bottled in Bond; Old Fitzgerald Decanter; and Cream of Kentucky”

Bourbon History Matters as a Matter of Law

I’m pleased to announce that The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources has published an article that I wrote with Melissa Whitehead, a former associate at my firm who helped with the Sazerac v. Peristyle litigation.  The 2018 ruling by the Sixth Circuit—on National Bourbon Day… Continue Reading “Bourbon History Matters as a Matter of Law”