Chuck Cowdery was writing about Bourbon back in the days when few people were paying attention to America’s Native Spirit, and his work has earned him a spot in the Bourbon Hall of Fame. The author of “Straight Bourbon” and “The Bourbon Country Reader” tells us about Kentucky’s love-hate relationship with Bourbon, long-gone distilleries, and the rebirth of interest in Bourbons. In the news, new whiskies from Jim Beam, Bunnahabhain, and Laphroaig, the Islay weather report, and a chat with “Whisky Classified” author David Wishart.

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