The Kentucky Derby Museum’s 2015 Legends Series hosted by the museum’s Bourbon authority, Fred Minnick wraps up the season this week with Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Bourbon Historian Mike Veach.

“Mike Veach is arguably the greatest bourbon historian to ever live. He has mentored many bourbon enthusiasts, including myself. The entire industry owes him an incredible debt of gratitude for his unwavering desire to provide a scholarly effort in bourbon history.”
~ Fred Minnick, Bourbon Authority for the Kentucky Derby Museum

The event takes place at the Kentucky Derby Museum Wednesday, August 6, 2015 at 5:30pm. The evening will feature a tasting of Michter’s Bourbon products, including two limited release expressions:

  • USMichters RedStar US11 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon
  • USMichters RedStar US11 Barrel Strength Rye
  • USMichters RedStar US11 Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Mitchers Three Whiskeys - US1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon - US1 Barrel Strength Rye - US1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Along with the tasting, Mr. Minnick will guide a discussion with Mr. Veach, followed by an audience Q & A session. Guests will be treated to light appetizers and a specialty cocktail prior to the tasting, all in the intimate setting of the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase the USMichters RedStar US11 Kentucky Straight Bourbon bottle while there.

Tickets for the event are $50 ($25 for Musuem Members). You can visit the Kentucky Derby Museum website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Mike Veach, author of “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage

Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey An American Heritage by Michael VeachVeach is a 2006 member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame and currently works as the acclaimed Bourbon historian at The Filson Historical Society in Louisville. Veach can often be found conducting tasting and history events for a variety of charitable organizations and educating hospitality groups through The Filson’s Bourbon Academy. A native of Louisville, he is co-author of the forthcoming Bourbon Tasting Notebook with Susan Reigler.


Fred Minnick, author of “Whiskey Women: The Untold Truth About How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey” and the upcoming “Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker

Whiskey Women - The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon Scotch and Irish Whiskey BY Fred Minnick  Fred Minnick Bourbon Curious - A Simple Tasing Guide for the Savvy DrinkerAscot-wearing Minnick has been writing for newspapers and magazines since he was 15 and currently contributes to Parade Magazine, USA Today, Scientific American, Whisky Magazine and Whisky Advocate, among others. He has published three books, including the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Camera Boy: An Army Journalist’s War in Iraq” and “Whiskey Women.” He lives in Louisville and can be found at

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