Folks, great news.
I'm glad to report there will be a full feature article on bourbon this Sunday, April 29, 2001 in The Miami Herald. It's the last Sunday before the Kentucky Derby. I'm hoping the article also makes it to the paper's online edition. If so, I'll let you know. www.herald.com
I don't know how many connoisseurs will be quoted, but I did suggest interviews with Julian, Elmer, Jimmy, Chuck and a visit to our forum.
The Herald photographed my collection for the story. One photo likely to run reveals the following to the trained eye: Hancock Reserve, Wild Turkey Stampede, Ezra B 15, Woodford Reserve, Jefferson's Reserve, WT Kentucky Spirit, Pappy Van Winkle's 20 and I.W. Harper President's Reserve. I'm standing behind the bottles, holding a Pappy Van Winkle cigar (which I forgot to light up so there's no smoke, duh) on one hand and a half size bottle of Blanton's on the other hand. Most of the bottles are full, so my friends at the office won't be able to tease me about alcohol consumption.
Another photo likely to appear: a stunning shot of a bottle of Distiller's Masterpiece, lit from behind, with shot glass, cigar and a fountain pen. It's a gorgeous shot, makes you want to run down to a liquor store and get some bourbon.
I've done my part to spread the bourbon gospel in this part of the country. Now I urge you to pitch your local media on the virtues of our favorite elixir.