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Bernie Lubbers

Heaven Hill Brands
The Whiskey Professor
Louisville, KY
Known as The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY; the largest American owned bourbon company, and holders of 25% of the world's aging bourbon. He hosts the popular website, www.whiskeyprof.com.Bernie travels the U.S. and the world educating people on American Whiskey, and how it weaves through the fabric of Kentucky and America's history. Bernie epecially has a passion for the Bottled-In-Bond whiskies and how The Bottled In Bond Act of 1897 and the Taft Decision of 1909 changed the whiskey landscape here in the U.S.With his friend and bluegrass musician Hickory Vaught, he wrote and co-performs a live music show/ whiskey tasting called, "Bourbon Thru Bluegrass" where folks get to sample whiskies from the style of the 1700's, through the 1800's, and then the single barrel and small batch bourbons of today. All throughout the tasting folks simultaneously hear the history of bourbon, enjoy live bluegrass music from that time period, or about that time period, along with tasting whiskeys. They appear on the Direct-TV Documentary called Bourbontucky, available on iTunes.Bernie has been awarded Whisky Magazine's American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year for the entire world in 2009 and 2016!Bernie also wrote a book on the subject that is in it's Third Edition: Bourbon Whiskey - Our Native Spirit. Bernie has been recognized by writer/ author Fred Minnick as "The person that single handedly brought Bottled In Bond whiskey back to the forefront."

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