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

David Nicholson 1843


ModernThirst tastes and reviews David Nicholson 1843, a wheated 100 proof bourbon from Luxco.

Jefferson’s Chef’s Collaboration 2018


ModernThirst tastes and rates the 2018 release of Jeffersons’ Chef’s Collaboration, a blend of bourbon and rye concocted by Jefferson’s Trey Zoeller and celebrity chef Edward Lee.

Barrell Bourbon Batch 10


ModernThirst tastes Barrell Bourbon batch 10, a bourbon distilled in Indiana, aged in Michigan, and bottled in Kentucky.

Product Test – Chaser


ModernThirst product tested Chaser, a supplement aimed at preventing the dreaded hangover.

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