Bourbon Pursuit #36: Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill, Part 1 - The Whiskey Wash

Bourbon Pursuit #36: Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill, Part 1

By Bourbon Pursuit / February 26, 2016

Bourbon PursuitBernie Lubbers, The Whiskey Professor and Brand Ambassador for Heaven Hill, talks about his past, catchphrase, and overview of bourbon badges in Part 1.

– Talk to us about how you first got into whiskey.
– You signature catchphrase or tagline is “Stay Bonded.” Tell the folks what you mean by that.
– Bernie talks about the history of Bottled-in-Bond
– Bernie talks about words on labels and how those are badges
– You do a lot of bourbon-related research. Is there something you’ve found that has fascinated you?
– Bernie talks about flavor profiles and how they are attained through distillation, aging, and yeast. How each distillery does something different.
– What’s the day in the life of Bernie for being a Brand Ambassador?
– Give us a 101-level rundown of why a bar needs three different labels of the same stuff.
– Stay tuned for the next episode where we talk about the removal of the Elijah Craig age statement, dive into the individual brands, and also a solo guitar performance.

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