Bar Belle: What’s the secret of a good bourbon? Master distillers spill the beans

Bar Belle: What’s the secret of a good bourbon? Master distillers spill the beans

Some people geek out at ComicCons, “Star Trek” conventions or Spice Girl reunions, but for me, my inner nerd surfaces when I get to meet the men and women responsible for making good bourbon. My dream is to spend a night with them (platonically, of course) in a rick house and listen to stories about the olden days, intricate processes and their inner most secrets.

Wednesday night, at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival‘s All-Star Sampler, I came as close as I possibly could to making that dream come true. Nearly all of the industry’s master distillers and makers were under one roof, offering up samples of their bourbons and whiskeys, shaking hands, signing bottles and answering silly questions from someone who calls herself the Bar Belle. READ FULL ARTICLE

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