In 2013, somebody had stolen a lot of Pappy Van Winkle from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, and Barleycorn Judge and Bourbon Curious author Fred Minnick covered it.

Fred Minnick is a renowned best-selling author, taster, and speaker. He’s the editor-in-chief of Bourbon+, co-founder of Bourbon & Beyond Festival, host of Bourbon Up on Amazon Prime, host of the Fred Minnick Podcast, and Fred Minnick YouTube channel, co-host of Bourbon Pursuit Podcast, and an in-demand spirits personality who regularly appears in national print and television interviews. Fred is also the bourbon authority of the Kentucky Derby Museum and is single handedly returning the ascot to prominence.