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The Bourbon Tasting Notebook
ISBN: 978-1-942613-03-9


Book Details

Author(s): Susan Reigler & Michael Veach
Softcover: ~288 pages
Product Dimensions: 4"x8.5"
Retail Price: $19.95

                              POSTED ON BY 
  The Whiskey Wash

The Bourbon Tasting Notebook A Handy Bourbon Lover Tool

                      Michael Veach and Susan Reigler have a new book out called The Bourbon Tasting Notebook.  Veach says he was 
                      recruited a few years ago to do this book and said he wouldn’t do it without Reigler, another renowned bourbon 
                      and tourism writer from Kentucky.  Together they tasted over 200 bourbons and put their findings together in an 
                      easy-to-use format. (read full article)

Book Description

The Bourbon Tasting Notebook is a handy logbook for any bourbon enthusiast. With a record amount of bourbon whiskey aging in warehouses and visits to Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries topping half a million annually, it is obvious that bourbon is enjoying unprecedented popularity. This logbook will give the bourbon lover the perfect way to track their samplings, with over 200 featured brands.

Authors Susan Reigler and Michael Veach sampled every brand featured, documenting the flavors, tastes and smells they experienced, along with the proof, age, type, style, mash bill, color, price, nose, taste, and finish for each bourbon, and full-color photos of each bottle for easy reference. They did not assign ratings, letting the reader make their own determination. The bourbons are also indexed by proof and style, along with a checklist so each person can keep track of what has been sampled and record his or her preferences.

• He Said / She Said Tasting Notes by Two Bourbon Authorities on more than 200 bourbons. 
• Reader-Rated Format to keep track of personal favorites 
• Indexed by Proof, Special Character (single barrel, extra aged, wheated, etc.) and price to facilitate comparison between brands.

This 4x8.5-inch, softbound book will include more than 200 pages, printed in full-color on durable glossy paper for superior photo reproduction, a lasting testament to the care and quality that goes into creating these quality brands.


Award-winning writer Susan Reigler, author of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide, The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks, and co-author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, was born in Louisville. From 1992 to 2007, Reigler was a restaurant critic, beverage columnist and travel writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal and has been a judge for the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Awards since 1997. She also currently writes Kentucky restaurant reviews for the international travel and entertainment website,

Reigler currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Bourbon Women Association. She also belongs to BARDS (Bourbon and Rye Drinkers Society), an invitation-only organization of 12 members who meet monthly to discuss American whiskeys. 

Michael Veach is one of the foremost authorities on all things Bourbon, and has spent over 15 years with The Filson Historical Society serving in the role of historian and author. Mr. Veach has been featured in publications such as The Bourbon Review and The Louisville Encyclopedia. He wrote the forward for the release of Gerald Carson’s Social History of Bourbon in 2010, and in 2013 published his own now-widely acclaimed book Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.

Prior to his long tenure at The Filson, Veach spent five years as the North American Archivist for United Distillers. In 2006, he was inducted into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

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