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I’m Maggie and I write the bourbon news.  I love Louisville and I love bourbon, but what I really love is telling people all about both.  I write a little bit of everything, but chances are if you are reading this you know me because of bourbon.

My journey began in a liquor store.  Or maybe before that, who even knows.  The pivotal moment for me was when Jim Rutledge, the Master Distiller of Four Roses Bourbon, sat down with me in the break room after a Derby Week tasting and taught me how to taste bourbon.  The passion folks in the bourbon industry have is infectious, and I want to be a good steward of Kentucky’s native spirit.

Since then I’ve met all kinds of folks in the bourbon community, and I have to say we’re generally a pretty friendly bunch.  I love listening to Fred Noe, Master Distiller of Jim Beam, tell stories.  I love any event where Bourbon Historian Michael Veach is teaching about bourbon’s rich and colorful history.  I love listening to Fred Minnick ask Bourbon Legends the tough questions at his Legends Series.  And I especially love hanging out with my bourbon besties at The Haymarket Whiskey Bar.

You can catch me on Twitter @LouGirl502.  I’d love to chat about most anything, but especially about bourbon.  Cheers!

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I’m the Editor and Official Sidekick to Bourbon Historian Michael Veach

I’m a Contributing Writer for The Whiskey Wash

I’m a regular contributor to The Alcohol Professor

Do Men and Women Taste Bourbon Differently? Story by Ashlie D. Stevens on WFPL

Here’s an article Michael Veach recently wrote about my bourbon and cigar pairing philosophy

You can catch my interview on The Local Life on WCHQ here starting at 35:30

You can catch my interview on Bourbon Pursuit here

You can find my Louisville.com archives here

Please tweet for email.

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