Author: Fred Minnick

Bourbon’s Five Sources of Flavor
When it comes to making great Bourbon, five sources of flavor determine its future. Some argue six or seven, but really these five are the core. If you’re planning to take the next step into Bourbon, understanding how it’s made is crucial.
Fred Minnick
Fred Minnick,
August 7, 2021
Five Reasons Bourbon Outshines Vodka
When you buy a bottle of vodka, you’re paying for the packaging, marketing and the hip celebrity endorsing it. You’re certainly not paying for flavor. The U.S. government defines vodka “to be without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color,” according to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB), the federal arm that regulates alcohol.
Fred Minnick
Fred Minnick,
July 30, 2021
How Women Bootleggers Dominated Prohibition
Did you know during Prohibition women were stellar bootleggers? It’s true. When writing “Whiskey Women,” I concluded women bootleggers were more effective than men, because many states had laws that made it illegal for male police officers to search women. Back then, it was considered insulting to accuse a woman of such a dastardly crime.
Fred Minnick
Fred Minnick,
July 24, 2021
Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly
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