Brian Haara is a Louisville attorney who found a way to combine his passions for law, bourbon, and history. He is co-managing partner of the local business litigation law firm, Tachau Meek PLC, he writes about bourbon history and law on his blog Sipp’n Corn, and was featured in the documentary Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon. For more information about the author visit brianhaara.com.
Bourbon whiskey has made a surprising contribution to American legal history. Tracking the history of bourbon and bourbon law illuminates the development of the United States as a nation, from conquering the wild frontier to rugged individualism to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit to solidifying itself as a nation of laws.