LMA Kentucky Invites You To "Cocktails & Conversation"
May 20, 2021
4 P.M. - 6 P.M. Eastern
LMA Kentucky members are invited to "Bourbon Justice – the interplay between bourbon, law and history."
Grab your favorite beverage and join us for a fun and enlightening conversation with Louisville attorney and bourbon enthusiast Brian Haara.
Louisville attorney Brian Haara has found a way to combine his passions for bourbon, law, and history. While already a bourbon enthusiast for decades, Brian happened upon an 1881 lawsuit where James E. Pepper had sued Labrot & Graham over Labrot & Graham’s continued use of the name “Old Oscar Pepper Distillery,” which had been owned by James’s father and grandfather, but which James lost in bankruptcy. The story played out better than fiction, and he was hooked.
Brian discovered that bourbon lawsuits tell the real story of bourbon history, and those stories are better than marketing tales. Bourbon barons epitomized the American dream; they aspired to greatness, were ruggedly independent, resourceful, and highly competitive. Bourbon law shows how American distillers flaunted the law when deemed necessary, lobbied for new consumer protection laws or self-interested protectionism laws, and stretched laws to gain an advantage over the competition. Bourbon is the most dominant contributor to laws and customs that we take for granted today.
This unique interplay between bourbon, law, and history led Brian to blogging as Sipp’n Corn® and ultimately to Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America. Since then, Brian has been featured at Bourbon & Beyond, Kentucky’s Edge, and the Frazier History Museum, and Sipp’n Corn® has expanded to guided bourbon tastings and presentations at corporate events nationwide.
Those who attend will receive a copy of Brian’s book Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America compliments of Harper Engraving.
Free for LMA Kentucky Members
Zoom link to be sent upon paid registration.
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