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A Guy Who Knows Bourbon Talks Pappy Van Winkle

I’m often asked who my favorite bourbon writer is. No. That’s actually BS. No one has ever asked me that. But if they did I’d tell them this guy — Chuck Cowdery. Now I am not saying my favorite bourbon storyteller. That would be Wright Thompson and this would be one of my favorite bourbon … Read moreA Guy Who Knows Bourbon Talks Pappy Van Winkle

Josh Ozersky Offers “Idiots” Fill Ins for Pappy Van Winkle

I admit it. I love to read Esquire magazine. The edginess and yes, the women ain’t bad either. But, I’m happily married so I like the writing best — especially the articles on drinking bourbon. Charles Pierce is always interesting as well. I don’t agree with a lot of what he says, but he’s passionate and thought provoking.  In the … Read moreJosh Ozersky Offers “Idiots” Fill Ins for Pappy Van Winkle

Bourbon, Straight – Chuck Cowdery

Okay. I am not finished with it yet, but so far Charles K. Cowdery’s book on the history of bourbon, titled “Bourbon, Straight” is, well…can I give it the best compliment ever — interesting. It’s like Bourbon 101 — and it makes bourbon that much better, especially if you like to engage your mind and palate in your … Read moreBourbon, Straight – Chuck Cowdery

Walker Percy – Writer and Bourbon Lover

Walker Percy

“What does a man live for but to have a girl, use his mind, practice his trade, drink a drink, read a book, and watch the martins wing it for the Amazon and the three-fingered sassafras turn red in October? Art Immelmann is right. Man is not made for suffering, night sweats, and morning terrors.”
― Walker PercyLove in the Ruins