Chuck Cowdery

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Gender Male
Occupation Writer
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Introduction Charles K. Cowdery is an internationally renowned whiskey writer, specializing in American whiskey. He is a Kentucky Colonel (Patton, 206) and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame (2009). He is the author of BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey (2004) and the producer/director of the documentary "Made and Bottled in Kentucky" (1992). Other books include Blues Legends (1995), 20 profiles of notable blues musicians; and The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste. The True Story Of A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Distilled In The Spring Of 1974 (2012). Cowdery was a contributor to the book 1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die (2012). He is a regular contributor to The Whisky Advocate Magazine and WHISKY Magazine. He is editor and publisher of The Bourbon Country Reader, the only publication dedicated exclusively to American whiskey. He is available for speaking appearances and guided tastings. Cowdery also works as a marketing writer for a variety of commercial clients, and is an attorney. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. (Profile photo by Fred Minnick)
Interests Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Straight Rye Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye, Whiskey