Bourbon’s economic impact topic of discussion


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky than there are people, and four experts will discuss the local, national and global economic impact of bourbon during an event Nov. 15 at The John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville College of Business.

    “Kentucky’s Bourbon Boom” will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the PNC Horn Auditorium in the college’s Harry Frazier Hall.

    The scheduled participants will be:

    • Reid Mitenbuler, author of “Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey”
    • Susan Reigler, executive bourbon steward and president, Bourbon Women Association
    • Bill Samuels Jr., chairman emeritus, Maker’s Mark Distillery
    • Michael Veach, bourbon historian and author

    For more information, contact Donna Zinser Clark, 502-852-5612, or visit


    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.