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Carla Carlton

The Bourbon Babe
Louisville, KY
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 "Kentucky Bourbon Tales," an oral history project produced by the Nunn Center for Oral History and the Kentucky Distillers' Association.  She is an Executive Bourbon Steward and member of the Stave & Thief Society and a charter member and former board member of Bourbon Women, an international networking organization for women who are passionate about exploring bourbon and its culture.  She regularly conducts both corporate and private bourbon tastings.