Profile: Maggie Kimbrel

Writer

I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe.

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The 2018 Bourbon Bucket List

As much as I learned last year, there’s always more to do. Here is my bourbon bucket list for 2018!
All photos by Maggie Kimberl.
The Alcohol Professor

Category: Cocktails

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Whiskey and its Grains

Breaking down the ingredients for bourbon and letting science do its thing!
This year I attended a class at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival about A Whiskey And Its Grains taught by Moonshine University Operations Manager Tyler Gomez, who not only operates the Grease Monkey Distillery but also teaches aspiring distillers the ropes.
Photos by Maggie Kimberl.
The Alcohol Professor

Category: Cocktails

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How To Drink Bourbon In Summer

If you love bourbon, but think it’s too heavy for warm weather, here are 5 ways to make it seasonable. Easy recipes included!
All photos by Maggie Kimberl
The Alcohol Professor

Category: Cocktails

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Bitters: The Spice Of Cocktail Life

How bitters add flavor to drinks, what goes into them, and a visit to Buffalo Trace - home of Peychaud’s and Regans’ bitters
All photos by Maggie Kimberl.
The Alcohol Professor

Category: Cocktails

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Book Review: The Big Man of Jim Beam

Booker Noe was the grandson of Jim Beam, and widely credited with the resurgence of bourbon.
This new book pulls together the stories about this larger than life distiller.

The Alcohol Professor

Category: Cocktails

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How to Select a Single Cask Whiskey

Take a peak at what it's like to choose a barrel of Buffalo Trace Bourbon with Westport Whiskey and Wine.
All photos by Maggie Kimberl.
The Alcohol Professor

Category: Cocktails

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Why Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Only in Sept?

A native of the great state of Kentucky offers some thoughts on a distinctive product of the USA, while wondering why it's only "officially" celebrated in the month of September!
All photos by Maggie Kimberl.
Alcohol Professor

Category: Cocktails

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Alcohol Consumption Throughout Human History

Life without cold beer? Actually, most of humanity wouldn't have had access to it. Yup, times were tough.

Category: Craft Beer

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