Bluegrass Bourbon Barons

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Kentucky is the home of bourbon, and there are a proud few who helped usher the industry into prominence. Learn about men like bourbon baron Isaac Bernheim, who founded the Bernheim Forest and Research Center, or John Douglas, who built a racetrack for the trotter racing industry and was known as the “Prince of Sports.” George Garvin Brown and his business partner, George Forman, formed the Brown-Forman Company, which today is one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirits and wine business. With such enormous wealth came the temptation for fraud, which led to several bourbon leaders becoming involved in some of Kentucky’s famous scandals. Author and Kentucky historian Bryan S. Bush details the intoxicating history of bourbon’s biggest historical names.
ISBN: 9781467150132
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: American Palate
Images: 79
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bryan Bush is a Louisville native with a passion for history, especially the Civil War. He has consulted for movie companies and other authors; coordinated with other museums on displays of various museum articles and artifacts; has written for magazines, such as the Kentucky Explorer and Back Home in Kentucky. Mr. Bush has published more than fourteen books on the Civil War and Louisville history, including Louisville’s Southern Exposition and The Men Who Built the City of Progress: Louisville During the Gilded Age. Bryan Bush has been a Civil War reenactor for fifteen years, portraying an artillerist. In December 2019, Bryan Bush became the park manager for the Perryville State Historic Site.
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