Bernie Lubbers, known as The Whiskey Professor, is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY. Heaven Hills is the largest American owned bourbon company and holds 25% of the world's aging bourbon.? With bluegrass musician Hickory Vaught, he wrote and co-performs a live music show/whiskey tasting called; "Bourbon Thru Bluegrass" where folks get to sample whiskies from the style of the 1700's, through the 1800's, & then the single barrel and small batch bourbons of today. Bernie won Whisky Magazine's "Whiskey Ambassador of the Year" in 2009 for the U.S. and then went on to win "Whiskey Ambassador of the Year International." He was again presented the "U.S. Whiskey Ambassador of the Year" in 2012 alongside the legendary Elmer T. Lee.
Bourbon Whiskey Our Native Spiritby Bernie Lubbers
Take a whirlwind trip down the Bourbon Trail with Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers and learn about our nation's native spirit. In the pages of this funny and easy-to-read book, you'll learn how bourbon is made, the history of bourbon in Kentucky, America, and the world, the difference between whiskey and bourbon, and how to read labels of bourbon and whiskey bottles.
Included is an updated and expanded guide to where to go to visit the Kentucky distilleries as well as other bars, restaurants and hotels nearby to make the most of your visit. There is also a guide to Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trail.
Readers will find an expanded section on drinks and recipes to make with bourbon at home, and how to host your own bourbon tasting. Also new is a who's who of the names on bourbon labels, a history of the evolution of the drink from corn whiskey to bourbon whiskey, hints on how to host a Kentucky Derby party in your home (with accompanying bourbon recipes), a list of approved "bottled in bond" restaurants in the United States, and lots of new facts and trivia about this uniquely American beverage.
Just like a fine dream, drinkers will savor Bernie Lubber's Bourbon Whiskey. It's a personal and very enjoyable guide to America's native spirit.
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I actually had the pleasure of meeting Bernie Lubbers and I can tell you he is extremely passionate about bourbon. Like so many Kentuckians bourbon runs through his veins, he bleeds for this industry (figuratively of course), but that passion resonates throughout this book. Like so many other books on bourbon he gives an excellent history of the industry, but he also works for the Jim Beam Distillery as a Whiskey Professor so he is able to offer some interesting perspectives and insights because he’s there every day. His book also gives a timeline of important bourbon dates which helps centralize the sometimes confusing information in bourbon’s history. The book also gives useful information on how to read a bourbon label, how to host a bourbon tasting, his favorite recipes, and a brief biography on himself and how he became a Whiskey Professor. Between our meeting and the book, Mr. Lubbers was able to provide me with a lot of useful information, I would not have been privy to without his help.
With humor and flair Mr. Lubbers shares his love and knowledge of bourbon and Kentucky. He is able to explain the distilling and aging processes, as well as the history of our national spirit. Moreover, he proves why bourbon deserves equal respect along with the other genres of whisky from around the world. Read it cover to cover, but also use it as a reference book in the future. Our Native Spirit Indeed! Thanks Bernie.