In another thread, someone discovered some valuable information at www.ellenjaye.com and it struck me that perhaps many people here don't know about this terrific resource.
Linda and John Lipman ("L" and "J") were early participants in this site who drifted away as many do, but even before StraightBourbon came into existence, they were recording their whiskey-related travels and research on their web site. Their posts are very detailed and are in the form of travel journals. They have visited most of the active and defunct whiskey distilleries in the United States.
The famous gazebo gatherings at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival began because too many of us were cramming into John and Linda's room at the General Nelson, because that's where all the whiskey was, and somebody said, "Hey, there's a gazebo in back. Why don't we just go there?"
So my sole purpose in posting this is to let people know that their American whiskey education is incomplete without a visit to www.ellenjaye.com.