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The Bourbon Tasting Notebook-Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-942613-93-0

Book Details

Authors: Susan Reigler and Michael Veach
Softcover: 416 pages
Product Dimensions: 4” x 8.5”
Retail Price: $19.95

Book Description

New & Expanded, With Nearly 350 Bourbons Including the Major Producers, Craft Distillers, and Independent Bottlers!

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 bourbon lovers the perfect way to track their samplings, with nearly 350 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.

This 4x8.5-inch, softbound book includes 416 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.


“Mike Veach and Susan Reigler are two of bourbon’s best authors.… This is the perfect notebook for clubs and friends who want to take their bourbon love to the next level.”
—Fred Minnick, spirits writer and author of Bourbon Curious

“…Reigler and Veach are the Lewis and Clark of the bourbon world…giving just enough input to steer you in the right direction.”
—Best New Books for Bourbon Lovers: G. Clay Whittaker, Men’s Journal

Sipp’n Corn Book Review – The Bourbon Tasting Notebook (2nd Edition) by Susan Reigler and Mike Veach.

Kentucky Distillers Scientifically Emulate A Century-Old Bottle Of Bourbon : The Salt : NPR

Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.

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