Author: Bill

Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for, and Founder 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 [email protected].

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Okay, so we’re supposed to be practicing social distancing. There are no sports on TV. Schools are closed, bars and restaurants are shuttered. What’s a person going to do with their time? Ease your boredom and join ModernThirst as we have a sip (or three) and talk whiskey and the world!

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