Bestselling author Fred Minnick judges rum at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and covers it for several international publications. Minnick also writes about whiskey for Covey Rise, Whisky Advocate and Whisky magazine. He is the “bourbon authority” for the Kentucky Derby Museum, and has been featured on CBS This Morning and NPR, in Esquire, Forbes, the New York Times and numerous other publications. He is the author of Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey, Bourbon Curious and Whiskey Women. He lives in Kentucky.