Brian Haara (@SippnCorn), Attorney and blogger at Sipp’n Corn, joins the podcast to talk about the history of the bourbon industry through the lens of lawsuits. Listen to find out how Colonel Taylor loved getting himself into trouble as well as the real story behind Ezra Brooks.
Do you have a favorite office bourbon?
What’s your bourbon story?
How did you get into bourbon?
The one thing I love how blog is such an interesting angle into the past. You stumbled upon this, now are you going through archives in Lexis Nexis to search for keywords like “EH Taylor”.
Do you think more people are looking to become educated consumers?
You have an article on your blog on how to read the Four Roses single barrel label
Talk about Copycat Whiskey with Jack Daniels and Ezra Brooks
Who is the most notorious for being in legal trouble with bourbon?
Talk a bit about Taylor and the bottle-in-bond act
What about the lawsuits between George Stagg and Taylor? What did that mean about the brands and the distilleries?
Is there more legal trouble about Taylor’s Signature?
You’ve got another article called Kentucky Isn’t Big Enough for Two Colonel Taylors. Talk about that.
Did you see a lot of cases based off copyright or brand infringements?
Churchill Downs Distilling vs Churchill Downs Inc.
Were there any cases involving Stitzel-Weller?
Are there any recent laws or cases that are interesting?
Give me your favorite bourbons you have reviewed recently
David Mandell, CEO of Bardstown Bourbon Company, talks about the beginning of one of the newest and largest distilleries to ever hit Bardstown, KY. We talk about the present and future of this up and coming distillery.
- David tell us about your background
- Tell us about the spirits you will be distilling
- Give us your bourbon story. What led you into the spirits business?
- Talk a little bit about the operation you are currently building
- What edge does this give you compared to Heaven Hill, Four Roses for outsourcing bourbon?
- What are you going to do with 37,000 square feet of space?
- We’re the first to break the news about Harrison-Smith House being a staple at the new distillery.
- What else can you fit inside this massive space?
- What’s the timeline to get the stills running?
- To be called a bourbon it needs to be aged for two years. So what’s your two year plan to fill the gap?
- What are the long term plans with that facility?
- What was the solidifying fact by choosing Bardstown as the home for this new distillery?
- What are the biggest hurdles you see as the biggest blockers for trying to get into the spirits industry?
- Tell us about Steve Nally and what he brings to possible micro-distillers wanting to expand their product lines
- Where are you exactly in Bardstown?
- Get in touch at bardstownbourbon.com or @btownbourbon on twitter