Author Bill

Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for, and the President and Chief Blending Officer for Four Gate Whiskey Company. 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. He has also been published on He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at

Buffalo Trace Barrel Pick


Bill Accompanied Red Dot Liquors on a Buffalo Trace Barrel selection. Details inside and TONS of photos.

Old Forester Rye Review


ModernThirst tastes the first new mashbill from Brown-Forman in nearly 150 years- Old Forester Rye.

Rhetoric 25 year


ModernThirst tastes and rates the final expression of Orphan Barrel Distilling’s Rhetoric, a 25 year old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.

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