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Saturday, March 23 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barrel Strength Bourbon: A High-Proof Sampling of Bourbon's Spectacular Rise FULL

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Thirty years ago, bourbon was on the rocks.  Now distillers can't keep up with demand, and millions of tourists are pouring into Kentucky not only to drink bourbon, but to see how it's made.  What lead to this unprecedented boom?  Can it continue?  Is it good or bad for bourbon consumers?  We'll discuss these issues and more while enjoying three examples of the power of barrel strength.

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Carla Carlton

The Bourbon Babe, TheBourbonBabe.com
Carla Carlton, "The Bourbon Babe," is an award-winning bourbon journalist, author and speaker.  She is managing editor of Bourbon+ magazine and covers the bourbon industry on her website, TheBourbonBabe.com.  Her first book, "Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America's Whiskey," was published by Clerisy Press in June 2017, along with companion ebooks "Still Life: The Resurgence of Craft Bourbon" and "Spirited Perfection: Building Your Bourbon Bar."  She was an invited participant in "Kentu... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside - Quarterdeck A 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130