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Sips, Suds and Smokes Podcast – Ft. Mafia Member Bob Howell

Recently our very own Bob Howell participated in the Sips, Suds and Smokes podcast. They took on the discussion of Wheaters. You can find the podcast here: Below is the podcast summary: This show is a discussing one style of bourbon called Wheaters. We discuss some general makeup of Wheaters, some background on various producers, and sort out the long tale of the history of this bourbon. The bourbon Wheaters we are going to discuss are: Bernheim Origin John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Maker’s Mark Old Fitzgerald 12 Year Old Rebel Yell Kentucky Bourbon Weller 12 – Sips, Suds, and...

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Sarasota Whiskey Obsession

On Friday March 27th, Mafia members Bob Howell and Brent Sehnert attended the Whiskey Obsession Festival in Sarasota Florida.  The event consists of a grand tasting with several hundred Bourbons, Ryes and Malt Whiskies available for sampling along with various whiskey related classes that are lead by industry professionals.  Among the whiskies available for sampling were Bourbons and Ryes by Angels Envy, Woodford Reserve, Michters, Whistle Pig, High West, Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Barton, Corsair, Heaven Hill, Makers Mark, Diageo and Jeffersons.  Including the scotches, well over 300 whiskies were present, many of which were available for purchase from the onsite store.  Among the classes available during the event, the one presented by The Bourbon Mafias own Wes Henderson...

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Kentucky Owl Event at the Beaumont Inn

The Bourbon Mafia would like to thank Eddie Noel and Samuel Dixon Dedman for hosting the Wiseman’s Experience at the historic Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, KY last night, and for allowing us the opportunity to conduct another charity bottle raffle. Up for grabs was one of the 20 specially made Bourbon Mafia Maker’s Mark bottles and some Bourbon Mafia swag. Since the proceeds from this raffle are going to be donated in memory of bourbon legend Lincoln Henderson to the Melanoma Research Foundation (, we added a bottle of Angel’s Envy Rye to the package as well! The raffle was a great success and we raised $1245.00 that will be given to MRF as soon as possible. We would...

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