Upcoming Events

Stay up to date on all Sipp’n Corn® seminars, Bourbon Justice book signings, and other events:

September 7, 2023—I’ll be presenting at the Kentucky Justice Association Annual Convention on Bourbon Justice and spirits law. The KJA’s unwavering commitment is “Justice for all.”  During this hour-long presentation, it will be “Bourbon Justice for all.”

September 14-17, 2023Bourbon & Beyond is back! The musical lineup is amazing, but wait until you see the bourbon lineup! Tickets are available now. Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville. Stay tuned for updates!

November 18, 2023—The Bourbon Crusaders will announce soon their distillery partner for the 2023 Charity Crusade, which again this year will benefit the American Heart Association. The event will feature an unparalleled bourbon tasting, silent and live auctions of rare bottles, barrel selections, and experiences, and mingling with the biggest names in the bourbon world. The Bourbon Crusaders is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has helped raise over $5.5 million to support Kentuckians in need. Hold the date and stay tuned for more information!

 Past Events:

May 17, 2023—The Legal Marketing Association corporate counsel panel will join forces with Bourbon Justice, followed by a guided bourbon tasting at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, for the best way to get continuing legal education credits

May 12, 2023—I’ll be presenting at the American Association for Justice® Leaders Forum on Bourbon Justice and spirits law. AAJ is a dedicated community of trial attorneys fighting for justice, and bourbon needs justice, too

May 4, 2023—As part of Derby Week festivities, I’ll be giving a Bourbon Justice presentation and leading a rare bourbon tasting at the Kentucky Derby Museum on the grounds of the legendary Churchill Downs on the evening of “Thurby” to help everyone get ready for the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby!

April 12, 2023—I’m back up to the Cincinnati area for a continuing education seminar for the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  So what could possibly be better to talk about other than fakes and frauds in the bourbon industry? 

April 1, 2023—Did you know that Midway, Kentucky has incredible bourbon history of its own? The Midway Museum will be opening a new bourbon exhibit, and I’ll be there (with Bourbon Justice) and notable bourbon celebrities.

January 26, 2023—I’ll be getting back together with the Gem City Bourbon Society and my bourbon friends from the Dayton, Ohio area for “An Evening with Brian Haara.”  7:00 p.m.

January 4, 2023—Ridgewood Reserve, from the so-called “Legendary Ridgewood Still,” is known as the “lawsuit bottle” because a federal court ordered it to be pulled from retail shelves for infringing on Woodford Reserve.  Justins’ House of Bourbon has a bottle, and I’ll be tasting it with whiskey historian and archaeologist, Caroline Paulus! 8:00 p.m. on Instagram Live.

December 15, 2022—I’ll be giving a Bourbon Justice Presentation and leading a Bottled in Bond Tasting with Distilled Living (https://distilled-living.com/) for eighty of my newest friends from silicon valley.

November 12, 2022—The Bourbon Crusaders have teamed up with the American Heart Association for their 2022 Charity Crusade: Straight From The Heart. This sold-out event features an unparalleled bourbon tasting, silent and live auctions of rare bottles, barrel selections, and experiences, and mingling with the biggest names in the bourbon world. The Bourbon Crusaders is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has helped raise over $5 million to support Kentuckians in need, and now it’s time to help the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 

November 4, 2022Bourbon Justice and a Bottled in Bond blind tasting private event featuring Heaven Hill 6-year Bottled in Bond, Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bottled in Bond, and Henry McKenna 10-year Single Barrel Bottled in Bond.

October 20, 2022—Join me at Neat Bourbon Bar to learn about Kentucky’s Vintage Spirits Law, to see how brands try to protect their trademarks, and for a flight of vintage bourbon with Owen Powell.  Sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association.  5:30 p.m.

October 6, 2022Bourbon Justice Presentation and Bottled in Bond Tasting at the T.B. Ripy mansion in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, as part of the popular Ripy Bourbon Sessions: https://www.tbripyhome.com/new-events/bourbon-sessions-at-the-ripy-mansion-whiskey-law-with-brian-haara.  Join us in Lawrenceburg!

September 25, 2022Bourbon Justice meets Bourbon Turntable, inspired by the love of whiskey and the love of music!  We’ll be recording on the 25th and talking about bourbon and music, of course, and music industry legal battles.  Check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwaJFnKr8uj9WRHQj-dzB_g and stay tuned for the episode to drop!

September 1, 2022—The Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference is in Louisville for 2022, and, maybe as a nod to Bourbon Heritage Month, I’ll be on a bourbon legal history panel with Mary Barrazotto of Brown-Forman. Details here: https://www.edgereg.net/er/EventHomePage/CustomPage.jsp?ActivityID=39972&ItemID=132168!

July 27, 2022—The Jefferson County Public Law Library Book Series is highlighting Kentucky attorneys as authors for its 2022 series, and Bourbon Justice is tops on their list!  5:00 p.m., Louisville, Kentucky.

June 17, 2022—The Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention is LIVE again and is being hosted in Owensboro, Kentucky.  I’ll be giving a feature presentation along with acclaimed New York Times writer and whiskey author Clay Risen on bourbon stories where truth has been stranger than fiction.  10:00 a.m., at the Owensboro Convention Center, with a behind the scenes tour of Green River Distillery in the afternoon.

June 10, 2022—The Winnebago County (Illinois) Bar Association has invited me to present on “The Law and Lawlessness of Bourbon” in combination with another seminar on IP Considerations for the Cannabis Industry.

May 18, 2022—The St. Louis Bourbon Society is officially ready for Bourbon Justice!  This is an exclusive, ticketed presentation only for SLBS members. 7:00 p.m.

March 22, 2022— The Frankfort Bourbon Society is ready for some more Bourbon Justice at the first in-person event in two years!  6:00 p.m., Frankfort, Kentucky.

March 12 and 26, 2022— The Whisky Book Club takes a deep dive into Bourbon Justice in a two-part series.  7:00 p.m.

March 9, 2022— My January Bourbon Justice Presentation and Bottled in Bond Tasting with Distilled Living went so well that the client wanted to do it again with another 85 guests!  7:00 p.m.  https://distilled-living.com/.

January 12, 2022— I’ll be starting the New Year off right with a Bourbon Justice Presentation and Bottled in Bond Tasting with Distilled Living.  7:00 p.m.  https://distilled-living.com/.

December 20, 2021— I’ll be recording an episode of TalksOnLaw about Bourbon Justice and bourbon law.  TOL is on a mission to help everyone better understand the law in an easy and enjoyable way. Please check out the episode here: https://www.talksonlaw.com/talks/law-of-bourbon.

December 8, 2021— This will be the final say on the never-ending dispute between Kentucky Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey.  I’m honored to be one of the first guests on a new worldwide whisk(e)y podcast from Bevridge!  I’ll be on with Camper English, creator of ALCADEMICS.COM and Lew BrysonSenior Drinks Writer for the DAILY BEASThttps://bevridge.co/event/bourbon-vs-tennessee-whiskey-whats-the-difference/.  8:45 p.m.

December 5, 2021— Repeal Day Expo 2021 with Fred Minnick continues on Sunday as I tackle “Post Prohibition: How the Three Tier System Happened” with Blake Riber of Seelbach’s.  Check out all of the details here: https://repealdayexpo.com.

December 4, 2021— The first day of Repeal Day Expo 2021 with Fred Minnick in Degy World—check out all of the details here: https://repealdayexpo.com.  I’ll be with the Bourbon Community Roundtable crew and we’ll be discussing our 2021 Bourbons of The Year and we’ll talk about other releases and notable moments, plus surprise topics!

December 3, 2021— It’s the beginning of Repeal Day Weekend, and I’m starting the celebration with a Bourbon Justice Presentation and Bottled in Bond Tasting with Distilled Living.  7:00 p.m.  https://distilled-living.com/.

September 17, 2021Bourbon Justice CLE presentation and bourbon tasting for the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Destin, Florida.

August 10, 2021Bourbon Justice presentation and Bottled-in-Bond guided tasting as a lead-up to the American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Conference and Expo being held in Louisville at the end of August.  Louisville, Kentucky.

May 20, 2021Bourbon Justice presentation for the Legal Marketing Association, sponsored by Harper Engraving & Printing, with a copy of Bourbon Justice for all participants.

April 21, 2021Bourbon Justice presentation and bourbon tasting with the Gem City Bourbon Society.  Dayton, Ohio.

March 31, 2021—Interview with the See You In Court podcast (link to the Bourbon Justice Episode here), a production of the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, about Bourbon Justice.

March 30, 2021—Interview with Malt (https://malt-review.com/), about Bourbon Justice and the new Bourbon Crusaders private selection of Sazerac Rye, which was the first on-site private selection of Sazerac Rye.

March 24, 2021Bourbon Justice (and beyond!) interview with The Perks of Being a Book Lover:  https://soundcloud.com/wfmp-forward-radio/perks-replay-ep-87-brian-haara-a-shot-of-bourbon-with-a-dash-of-law-4-28-210?in=wfmp-forward-radio/sets/perks-of-being-a-book-lover.

December 10, 2020—Round Two of last month’s Virtual Bourbon Tasting (same client, new guests).  The signed copies of Bourbon Justice have been a hit, but the Willett Family Estate might have stolen the show!

December 5, 2020—Repeal Day Expo 2020 with Fred Minnick and the crews from Bourbonr.com, Breaking Bourbon, Bourbon Pursuit, and more. I’ll be presenting on Prohibition and the Bourbon Boom after Repeal.  Check it out: Repeal Day Expo 2020.

November 2020—The Bourbon Crusaders had incredible new plans for our annual charity dinner, tasting, and auction and were looking to surpass the success of 2018’s #Willett2BCured (Willett to be Cured Forbes article) and 2019’s #BarrelThroughHunger (Barrel Through Hunger Post).  COVID put a damper on this, too, so stay tuned for our 2021 plans!

November 12, 2020—Bourbon tastings are still virtual so I worked with a client to plan a blind private tasting of four bourbon samples, chocolate and nuts, and—of course—a signed copy of Bourbon Justice.  Zoom to the rescue!

September 25-27, 2020—This would have been three years of helping to put the “bourbon” in Bourbon & Beyond, but as announced in April, the entire Trifesta has been cancelled due to covid-19 concerns.  We’ll be back stronger than ever in 2021!

August 13, 2020—Did your Governor limit social gatherings to 10 people or less? I worked with a client to plan a virtual private tasting.  We’re providing tasting kits to over 40 guests: three blind bourbon samples, chocolate and nut samples, a tasting mat, and—of course—a signed copy of Bourbon Justice.  Zoom to the rescue!

July 13, 2020—As part of the 2020 Annual Convention for the American Association for Justice, I’ll be joining a live Old Forester tasting with Brown-Forman at The Earl in New Albany, Indiana, 6:30 p.m.

May 18, 2020Bourbon Justice interview on the Lawyer Minds podcast.  Check it out at Lawyer Minds.

May 2, 2020—This should have been Derby Day, but not this year.  Instead, the first Saturday in May is time for a new bourbon blockbuster event to be announced in the coming days.  I’ll be giving a Bourbon Justice presentation focusing on why E.H. Taylor despised George T. Stagg and learning and drinking fine bourbon the rest of the day.  Worldwide, 12:30 p.m.

May 1, 2020Bourbon Justice and trademark webinar presented in conjunction with The Bourbon Society.  Louisville, Kentucky, 7:00 p.m.

March 31, 2020—Guest lecturer at Midway University for a course taught by none other than Nicolas Laracuente, M.A., the Bourbon Archaeologist, called History & Archaeology of Kentucky’s Bourbon Industry, where Bourbon Justice is one of the textbooks.

January 23, 2020Bourbon Justice presentation and book signing at the Clark County Library.  Winchester, Kentucky, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

January 15, 2020Bourbon Justice presentation and Bottled in Bond corporate private tasting.  Enzo’s Hideaway, Orlando, Florida.

December 5, 2019—Celebrate Repeal Day in style with the Bourbon Society!  I’ll be talking about Prohibition and Repeal and signing books.  Louisville Marriott East, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.

November 16, 2019—Kentucky Book Festival, Alltech Arena (Kentucky Horse Park), Lexington, Kentucky 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Please check out the link here:  Kentucky Book Festival.

November 15, 2019—As part of the Kentucky Book Festival, join me for Breakfast with a Side of Bourbon at The Grand Reserve, Lexington, Nov. 15, 8:00 a.m.

November 9, 2019—The Bourbon Crusaders annual charity dinner, tasting, and auction in partnership with Four Roses to support two local Kentucky food banks. #BarrelThroughHunger.  (As a reminder of what the Bourbon Crusaders do, here’s a story on the 2018 event: Willett to be Cured Forbes article.)

November 2, 2019Bourbon Justice presentation and private tasting to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society.  Louisville, Kentucky.

October 16, 2019Bourbon Justice presentation and book signing at the University of Kentucky College of Law, sponsored by the Bourbon Legal Society.  Lexington, Kentucky, October 16, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

October 15, 2019Bourbon Justice presentation and Bottled in Bond private corporate tasting for Novelis Inc.  Clarksville, Tennessee.

October 4-5, 2019Kentucky’s Edge—Covington and Newport, Kentucky.  Kentucky’s Edge is an immersive bourbon weekend being called the “SXSW for bourbon,” including a free music festival on the Ohio River, a Kentucky artisan market in MainStrasse Village, and a bourbon conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.  Bourbon Justice presentation and book signing at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, October 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

September 20-22, 2019Bourbon & Beyond—Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville.  The music lineup is phenomenal!  I’ll be moderating a bourbon workshop called “Whiskey’s Dark Past”, which dives into the murders, bootlegging, and crazy stories surrounding America’s Native Spirit featuring Chris Morris, Bernie Lubbers, and Susan Reigler.  Louisville, Kentucky, September 21, 1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. on the Kentucky Gold Stage.

September 18, 2019Kentucky Bourbon Festival Lux Row Distillers Bourbon Battle Cocktail Competition Finals—Seven semifinal winners from across the country will come together to compete for the grand prize and make their best cocktails.  And they will have to impress me, because I’ll be one of the judges!  Lux Row Distillers, Bardstown, Kentucky, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

June 20, 2019—“Three Historic Whiskeys, Two Legends, and One Truth” at the Frazier History Museum, Louisville, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  This is a can’t-miss event.  Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, Heaven Hill Brand Ambassador Bernie Lubbers, me, Cream of Kentucky, Old Fitzgerald Decanter, and a mid-century Old Taylor distilled at the real Old Taylor Distillery.  Link Here: Bourbon Justice at The Frazier History Museum.

June 14, 2019—Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention Bourbon Justice CLE presentation and book signing, Louisville, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Link here: KBA Annual Convention.

March 13, 2019Bourbon Justice Q&A on reddit Ask Me Anything, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.—Reddit Ask Historians AMA.

March 7, 2019—Northern Kentucky Bar Association CLE, bourbon tasting, and book signing, at Blinker’s Tavern, 318 Greenup St., Covington, Kentucky, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

February 7, 2019—Carmichael’s book signing, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, 7:00 p.m.  (link for more information).

December 15, 2018—A Taste of Kentucky book signing, Shelbyville Road Plaza, 4600 Shelbyville Road (near St. Matthews), Louisville, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

December 8, 2018—Barnes & Noble book signing, The Summit Paddock Shops, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 8, 2018—Wilderness Trail Distillery Holiday Open House book signing, 4095 Lebanon Rd., Danville, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

December 5, 2018—Frankfort Bourbon Society Repeal Day celebration and book signing, Frankfort, Kentucky.

December 4, 2018—Bourbon Justice launch party at Bourbon’s Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 1, 2018—Book signing, Springhurst Liquor Barn, 4131 Towne Center Drive, Louisville, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

November 28, 2018—Private tasting and book discussion, Lake Forest, Louisville, Kentucky.

November 25, 2018—Barnes & Noble book signing, Man-O-War Hamburg Pavilion, 1932 Pavilion Way, Lexington, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

November 19, 2018—Bourbon Society book signing at the Henry Clay, 604 S. Third St., Louisville, 6:30 p.m.

November 3, 2018—Book signing at the headquarters of Mint Julep Tours as the Bourbon Crusaders host an annual charity dinner, tasting, and auction.  In 2018 the Bourbon Crusaders are partnering with Willett Distillery to support the American Cancer Society.  #WillettToBeCured.  Breaking News link here:  #WillettToBeCured Breaking News; Forbes article link here:  Willett to be Cured Forbes article.

October 20, 2018—Frankfort Bourbonanza book signing at Poor Richard’s Books, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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