Since first writing about bourbon in 2006, Fred Minnick has become the foremost author, critic, editor (of Bourbon + Magazine
), and, with the founding of the Bourbon & Beyond
festival, impresario of the bourbon world. He has also written about rum, mead, and his military tour in Iraq, but his three books on bourbon have set a high mark: Whiskey Women
, Bourbon Curious
, and Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey
Lucky for us, he had some free time for a chat.