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I’ve got 30 chapters completed for my new Bourbon Mixology book. Each chapter represents a cocktail from an iconic bar.

Here’s a list of my completed chapters:

Bale of Hay Saloon Virginia City, MT
Big Star Chicago
Bub City Chicago
Buckhorn Exchange Denver
Buffalo Bodega Bar Deadwood, SD
Butter Run Saloon St. Clair Shores
Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House Wesley
Down One Bourbon Bar Louisville
E. Smith Mercantile Seattle
El Gaucho Seattle
Esquire San Antonio
Forbidden Island Alemedia
Hard Water San Francisco
Herbie’s Vintage 72 St. Louis
Lovecraft Portland
Mike Shannon’s St. Louis
Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC
Old Major Denver
Parson’s Chicken and Fish Charlie
Peacock Alley Bismarck, ND
Round Robin DC
Sable Chicago
Sanctuaria St. Louis
Seviche Louisville
Sloppy Joe’s Key West
St. Charles Exchange Louisville
The Miller House Owensboro
The Porthole Portland, Maine
The Roosevelt Richmond
Whiskey Bar Milwaukee

I have to say it’s been pretty awesome to have these treasured icons opening up and sharing some of their signature bourbon cocktails with me. I’ve got plenty of commitments for those 20 spots. It’s simply a matter of getting the information from some very busy people.

I look forward to sharing these incredible cocktails from these legendary locations!



Writing is easy when you are focusing on your passion. I’m a bourbon fan, so my two latest books have to be my best works… EVER!

Small Brand America V: Special Bourbon Edition (also available in a Kindle edition) features 20 craft distillers bold enough to take on the biggest and most recognized names in the distilled spirits industry. These companies are just surviving, they are thriving.


Well, their commitment to quality and a great product means they are beating the big boys at their own game. I relish the ability to tell the stories of these companies, their product, and most importantly, the people behind the brands.

My second book, Bourbon Mixology, (also available in a Kindle edition) features bourbon cocktail recipes from the companies featured in Small Brand America V. What I love about this book is the fact cocktails often are designed to mask the flavor of the distilled spirits. Since these recipes were created by the bourbon distillers, they are designed to showcase the whiskey, not hide it. If you like bourbon, you have to check out this book to get some delicious and fun recipes!

Knowing your best work comes out when you write about what you love, unless my next book happens to be on Kate Upton, I’m thinking this is my Abbey Road!