Bourbon Pursuit Podcast #73: The Big Man of Jim Beam: Booker Noe and the Number-One Bourbon In the World

, | December 3, 2016

Jim Kokoris, author of The Big Man of Jim Beam: Booker Noe And the Number-One Bourbon In the World, joins the show to talk about the life of Booker Noe and the impact he made on the industry.

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The man himself, Booker Noe, sits watch over his family’s legacy (image copyright The Whiskey Wash)

  1. How did you get into writing about bourbon?
  2. What kind of man was Booker Noe?
  3. What was Booker doing as a Master Distiller before that term became skewed over the years?
  4. How did Booker have the foresight that single barrel and small batches was where the market was headed?
  5. Did Booker embrace the fame?
  6. What memorable stories stick out from your travels with Booker?
  7. What would Booker think of the certain state of bourbon affairs?
  8. Where did Booker start at the distillery?
  9. Where can you get the book? Perhaps as a stocking stuffer this christmas. Amazon
  10. is where you can learn more about Jim
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Kenny Coleman and Ryan Cecil host the Bourbon Pursuit podcast from Louisville, KY. Together, they share a passion for the stories that made an industry flourish with a focus on history, personality, and of course, great bourbon. Their guests include master distillers, bloggers, historians, local events and more.