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Best selling author to lead Bourbon Sessions at Ripy House

Bourbon Sessions at the Ripy Mansion welcomes Wall Street Journal best selling author Fred Minnick to Lawrenceburg for a special event on Aug. 15.

With appearances on Top Chef and the Amazon Prime host of Bourbon Up, author Fred Minnick loves his American whiskey, rum, and other spirits. He is the editor-in-chief of Bourbon + Magazine, actively reviews whiskey for Forbes, and is the former lead American Whiskey critic for Whisky Advocate.

Minnick is the author of several books including Whiskey Women, Rum Curious, Bourbon Curious, MEAD, and Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of an American Whiskey, which won the Spirited Award for Best Spirits Book. He has written about spirits for the New York Times, Scientific American, Parade Magazine and had multiple appearances on CBS This Morning, NPR and CNBC. Minnick is a co-founder to Bourbon and Beyond and curates both B and B and the Hometown Rising Festivals. But most importantly, he wears ascots.

The focus of the Aug. 15 Bourbon Session will be the Saffell family of Lawrenceburg. W.B. Saffell, whose legacy had been all but lost to bourbon history, has been rediscovered. Wild Turkey is paying homage to this legendary distiller, who at one time was widely considered one of the best distillers in the country, by naming a brand after him. Minnick will teach us about him and the interlocking bourbon families of Lawrenceburg, the Ripys, the Bonds and the Lillards by guiding us through tastings of the Whiskey Barons collection proudly produced by Wild Turkey.

This is a truly unique opportunity to taste premium bourbons led by the preeminent bourbon expert. This event also includes a catered dinner in a historic bourbon mansion. As always, a tour of this incredible home is included and cocktails are available.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Ripy House, 320 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg
Cost: $75
Buy tickets at www.tbripyhome.com
Phone: 502-680-0948