I carefully considered whether to spend the price of a bottle of good bourbon to order my copy of Chuck Cowdery's video.

It arrived three days ago, and I've already watched it three times. Any question as to its value has disappeared.

Some might argue whether its greater value is to introduce a wide-eyed newbie to people and places they know little about or rather to remind an experienced bourbonite of actual past experiences. As an example of the former, I watched and listened in awe as, for example, the man whose name appears on my bottle of Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve spoke of Wild Turkey's origin.

On a different level the video touches on issues of freedom, pride, and heritage. Is it possible to feel nostalgia for something that one has not experienced first hand? I think so. For reasons that I can't completely explain I felt connected to the way of life that Chuck captured in this video.

I suppose the fact that the scenery is drop-dead gorgeous almost goes without saying.

If your bourbon collection has already grown to the point where you sometimes have to pause before making a selection for your evening drink, I think you should consider buying "Made & Bottled in Kentucy". I believe it will enhance your enjoyment of bourbon.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield


Retiree, Musician, Dog-Lover, Whiskey-Drinker