Recently, my brother Chris and I traveled down to Louisville, KY to take part in a full day educational course about bourbon. At the end, if you pass, you receive the title of Executive Bourbon Steward (along with a few other goodies we describe below) bestowed by the Stave and Thief Society.

As we drove in our Uber from the airport to our hotel downtown, after replying to our driver’s question about why we were in town, with a puzzled look, he asked “what’s a bourbon steward?” With a slight pause, because I myself wasn’t yet sure, I replied “we’re about to find out!”

I was originally turned on to the Bourbon Steward program by friend William Reigle from ChicagoBourbon.org (check out his site; it’s great), who said it was an experience. An experience it was, and I’m thankful for his recommendation.

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