Author Bill

Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. Since college, he has dabbled in beer, bourbon, wine tasting, beer making, and currently works in finance. He has also been published on He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at

Old Forester 1910 Review


ModernThirst tastes and reviews Old Forester 1910, the final entry to the Whiskey Row Series.

Old Forester Introduces 1910 Old Fine Whisky


Press Release: Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon, will release the fourth and final expression in the Whiskey Row Series this month: the double barreled, 1910 Old Fine Whisky.

Old Ezra Barrel Strength Bourbon Review


ModernThirst tastes and rates the brand new Old Ezra Barrel Strength bourbon. How does it rate? Is it worth the price? Check out the full review to find out!

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C918 Review


ModernThirst tastes a regular favorite- Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, this time batch C918. Does this stack up to past releases? Check it out!

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