Fred Minnick wrote the book, Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of American Whiskey, which heavily details Prohibition and the threats against spirits. He is an international spirits author, podcaster and TV personality. Subscribe to his YouTube Channel and Instagram. Visit FredMinnick.com. Follow him on Twitter. Check out his website.
From his Bio on Forbes.com:
After serving in Iraq, I discovered a career in bourbon, where I followed distillers and broke news in a category blossoming before my very eyes. This passion led to my bestselling books ‘Whiskey Women, Bourbon Curious‘ and ‘Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey.’ Like any business, I diversified my writing portfolio to wine and other spirits, penning the books ‘Rum Curious‘ and ‘Mead: The Librations, Legends & Lore of the World’s Oldest Drink.’ But my core has always been bourbon, which is why I am the curator for the Bourbon & Beyond Festival and am the editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ Magazine. I am also a Captain at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and lead a lot of private tastings around the world. But wait, there’s more: As an avid wearer of ascots, I am hopeful in their return in neckwear apparel.