A nice write-up in today's Lexington Paper of the upswing in the Bourbon Industry and the campaign to create the "Napa Valley of the South."

Including quotes from Jim Rutledge and many others including...

"Whiskey and cigarettes was what our parents did," said Chuck Cowdery, author of the book Bourbon Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey and publisher of a bourbon newsletter. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he said, there was a rejection of whatever was seen as part of the establishment, and bourbon fell on that side of the cultural schism.
http://www.kentucky.com/101/story/172305.html