Get To Know: Chuck Cowdery

When it comes to bourbon, you don’t get better headlines than those written by Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Cowdery.

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When it comes to the world of bourbon, you don’t get better headlines than those written by Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Cowdery. Click on any of the links above, and you quickly find yourself sucked into Chuck’s words as he gives you an insightful look at what’s going on with the bourbon industry today, where it’s been in the past and what his honest take is on all of it. There’s a lot to learn about bourbon from Chuck, and we’re fortunate that he’s willing and up for the task.

For those of you unfamiliar with Chuck, here’s his bio from his website:

Charles K. Cowdery is “the dean of American whiskey journalism” according to The New York Times. He is a Kentucky Colonel (Patton, 206) and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame (2009). He is the author of BOURBON, STRANGE: Surprising Stories of American Whiskey; BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey (2004), The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste. The True Story Of A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Distilled In The Spring Of 1974 (2012), and the producer/director of the documentary "Made and Bottled in Kentucky" (1992). Other books include Blues Legends (1995), 20 profiles of notable blues musicians. Cowdery was a contributor to the book 1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die (2012). He is a regular contributor to The Whisky Advocate Magazine. He is editor and publisher of The Bourbon Country Reader, the oldest publication dedicated exclusively to American whiskey. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

To say that Chuck knows his bourbon and the bourbon industry would be a huge understatement. Chuck is a premier voice among those who write about bourbon and he’s not afraid to strip back the trendy gloss from today’s bourbon environment and tell us what’s really going on.

If Chuck and his writing are not already on your radar I highly suggest you add him immediately. Visit his blog and poke around a bit. I have no doubt that you’ll be glad you did.

If you like what you see on his blog you can subscribe to his Bourbon Country Reader as well. For only $20 you have access to even more great bourbon insider content that will make you one of the most-read bourbon lovers in your circle of friends. That’s definitely worth more than $20 don’t you think?

Still, want to know more? In that case order yourself a copy of Chuck’s book, Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey.

After you’ve gotten to know Chuck please come back and let us know what you think of his work in the comments on this post.