A Bourbon warehouse at Kentucky's Buffalo Trace Distillery. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie.The history of Bourbon is filled with enough myths to make a dozen Disney movies, enough crimes for years of True Detective, and enough mysteries to make Sherlock Holmes hang up his deerstalker cap. In part two of our conversation with “Bourbon Empire” author Reid Mitenbuler, we’ll look at the crimes, corruption, and prejudice that are part of Bourbon’s past, as well as the resurgence of craft distilling and other factors that give Bourbon a bright future. In the news, Brown-Forman has started work on its new Old Forester Distillery on Louisville’s Whiskey Row two weeks after a four-alarm fire threatened the $45 million dollar project, Utah’s High West has opened its new distillery outside of Park City, and a rock group is lending its name to a new Irish whiskey.

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