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Maggie Kimberl

Writer, Blogger, Cigar Aficionado
Louisville, KY
Maggie Kimberl is a bourbon writer focusing on bourbon culture and tourism in Louisville and Kentucky. When she's not covering the bourbon beat you can find her browsing through vintage vinyl with her kids or tending to her homegrown tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/LouGirl502 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lougirl502/ and check out her blog LouGirl502.com.In Maggie's own words:One night during Derby week I was working in the liquor store while former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge was doing a tasting. I kept trying to make my way over to talk to him, but we were super busy (did I mention it was Derby week?) and I didn't make it in time. Dejected, I went back to the break room and started eating my dinner. The next think I knew Rutledge came through the door with cups in one hand and bottles in the other hand saying, "You didn't get to do my tasting!" That's the beautiful thing about the bourbon industry - the people love what they do, and their enthusiasm is infectious. I knew I had to tell the world all about it.