You heard that right. Bill Samuels singlehandedly created a concept wherein it was OK for bourbon to taste good! According to Dave Pickerell, MD at Maker's, before Bill Samuels reinvented the bourbon-making process, bourbon was not tasty. You know all those SW OFBIB you knew and loved? No good. Not unless they came after 1958, when A. Ph. Stitzel stole Samuels' mashbill

There was some good information and advice in this presentation, but at the end, I was pissed off at Pickering's dishonesty and arrogance. Until this moment I had nothing against MM. So you know, the only thing that matters in the bottle is where the flavor lands on your pallate.