derby glasses

2020 Official Derby Glasses

The 2020 Official 146th Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass will be available soon. Since 1939, the Derby glass has been used for mint juleps at Churchill Downs and has become one of the most prized collectibles of the Kentucky Derby. Start or add to your own collection with this year’s official Derby glass. Bring  home…

History of National Doctor’s Day

This holiday can be traced back to March 30, 1933. This is when Doctor’s Day was first observed in Winder, Georgia. It was originally started by Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a prominent Georgian doctor, who wanted to create a day just for recognizing and honoring doctors. She decided the best way to do…

BOURBON JUSTICE

My first book, Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America, tells the real history of Kentucky’s famous spirit by using only historic lawsuits between the early distillers.  These old lawsuits not only expose long-lost facts, but they also reveal the historical shenanigans and maverick mentality that are part of bourbon’s rich heritage.  It’s a fast-paced read because…

I Used to be Cool

I Used to be Cool! Remember back when you could party all night and still go to work, or traveled with friends around Central America after college, had a motorcycle, or skydived or skied in Colorado?  No worries, just fun.  Now in the real world of stressful jobs, and huge mortgages, you find yourself with…