Our copies are signed by co-author Michael Veach.
The Bourbon Tasting Notebook is an essential logbook for any bourbon enthusiast. With a record amount of bourbon whiskey aging in warehouses and visits to Kentucky's bourbon distilleries topping half a million annually, it is obvious that bourbon is enjoying unprecedented popularity. This logbook will give the bourbon lover the perfect way to track their samplings, with over 200 featured brands.
Authors Susan Reigler and Michael Veach sampled every brand featured, documenting the flavors, tastes and smells they experienced, along with the proof, age, type, style, mash bill, color, price, nose, taste, and finish for each bourbon, and full-color photos of each bottle for easy reference. They did not assign ratings, letting readers make their own determinations. The bourbons are also indexed by proof and style, along with a checklist so each person can keep track of what has been sampled and record his or her preferences.
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About the Author
Award-winning writer Susan Reigler, author of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide, The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks, and co-author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, was born in Louisville the year Swaps won the Kentucky Derby. From 1992 to 2007, Reigler was a restaurant critic, beverage columnist and travel writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal and has been a judge for the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Awards since 1997. She also currently writes Kentucky restaurant reviews for the international travel and entertainment website, Gayot.com.
Reigler currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Bourbon Women Association. She has lead bourbon tastings from Seattle to Savannah as well tastings to benefit non-profit organizations including Locust Grove, The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. She has been a judge for numerous bourbon cocktail contests and has helped restaurants and retailers select barrels from Four Roses, Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, and more, for private bourbon bottlings. Her next bourbon book will be The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, Vol. 2 with Joy Perrine.
Reigler holds a bachelor's degree in music from Indiana University and a master's degree in zoology from the University of Oxford, which she attended as a Humphrey Scholar. She is a lecturer and research associate in biology at Indiana University Southeast.
Mike Veach is one of the foremost authorities on all things Bourbon, and has spent over 15 years with The Filson Historical Society serving in the role of historian and author. Veach possesses an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge and perspective on an industry that has Kentucky at the forefront of the Bourbon Boom occurring across the United States and abroad.
Mr. Veach is also a recognized author whose articles have been featured in publications such as The Bourbon Review and The Louisville Encyclopedia. He wrote the foreword for the release of Gerald Carson's Social History of Bourbon in 2010, and in 2013 published his own now-widely acclaimed book, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.
Prior to his long tenure at The Filson, Veach spent five years as the North American Archivist for United Distillers. Since then he has also provided research and consulting services for such institutions as the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Brown-Forman, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, and Heaven Hill Distillery. In 2006, Mike Veach was publicly recognized for his knowledge, activities, and accomplishments surrounding bourbon by being inducted into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. He has provided pro-bono services to many major non-profit entities such as The Black Acre Foundation, The Farnsley-Kaufman House, The Farnsley- Moreman Landing, Boy Scouts of America, Girls. Inc in Owensboro and many other organizations including The Filson Historical Society.
Veach holds a BA and MA in History from the University of Louisville. He travels across the country researching, lecturing, and hosting special seminars designed to spread the knowledge of Kentucky Whiskey products and enhance the appreciation of Bourbon. Mr. Veach resides in his hometown of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country.