Media Appearences

Media Appearences

Fred Minnick regularly appears in the  media to discuss his books and drink trends. Below is a collection of Minnick’s interviews and reviews on his books.

New York Times: Top Whiskey Writers

Spirits Journal: Minnick Headlines Festival with Stevie Nicks

NPR: Trump and Bourbon Trade

Gear Patrol: Top Value Whiskies


Food & Wine: 25 Most Important Bourbon Ever Made


Tales of the Cocktail: Minnick wins best book


Cincy NPR: Northern Ky. Gateway to Ky. Bourbon Trail


Fox News Radio: Whiskey Scandals

During the presidential election, Minnick gave some whiskey context to past presidents.

New York Times: Slave & Whiskey

Minnick speaks with the NYT about bourbon’s connection to slavery.

Associated Press: Jim Beam Strike

Minnick gives historical context to the Jim Beam strike.

New York Post: Jim Beam Strike

What does this mean for bourbon?

NPR: Mint Julep History

Men’s Journal Names Bourbon Curious Best New Whiskey Book Names Whiskey Women to All-Time Best Book List

CBS News: Bourbon’s Popularity

In this CBS News segment, Anne Marie Green interviews Fred Minnick about bourbon’s recent Pappy Van Winkle heist and its popularity.

The Atlantic: Women Making Whiskey

Minnick speaks with the reporter about the history of women and whiskey.

CBS This Morning: Women Who Whiskey

There’s a trend of women and whiskey, and Minnick gives the historic background to CBS This Morning.

Food & Wine: What Does Your Bourbon Actually Taste Like

Story includes Fred Minnick’s tasting methods showcased in Bourbon Curious.

NPR: Not Just A Man’s Drink: Ladies Lead The Whiskey Renaissance

NPR interviews Whiskey Women author Fred Minnick about the growth in women drinking whiskey.

BBC: Bourbon’s Great Comeback

BBC’s Business Matters edition interviews Fred Minnick about the rise in bourbon popularity.

Forbes: How Women Shaped Whiskey

Forbes shows how women are the future of whiskey and interview Minnick about his research.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Women’s Role in Whiskey

Who knew women were so important to whiskey history?

Timeout Chicago: Book Review

Drinks Business: Top 10 Women in Whiskey 

Kentucky Standard: Whiskey & Women

Fox News: Mint Julep Tips

Whiskey Women Author Speaks to University of Kentucky

Toronto Star  Names Whiskey Women Among ‘Books to Drink up’

“Not only, Minnick reminds us, were women the first distillers, but they were often key people who kept the liquor flowing when the chips were down….”

Huffington Post Holiday Gift Guide

Whiskey Women selected as one of the top gifts the 2013 holiday season.

How Scottish Women Impacted Whisky

The Scotsman: “PIONEERING women changed the face of the Scotch whisky industry in the 19th and 20th centuries, turning the distilleries they owned into thriving businesses and propelling single malts on to the world stage, according to a new book.”

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New York Observer: ‘Whiskey Women by Fred Minnick’

How Women Saved Whiskey

NPR: Let me tell you about the debt that whiskey drinkers owe to women. Fred Minnick, a writer for the beverage industry, says so in his new book, Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch and Irish Whiskey.

Secrets of Swill

American Way Magazine: In his new book, Fred Minnick reveals the truth behind the testosterone-driven world of whiskey.

6 Ways Women Made Whiskey What It Is

Esquire: The necessary new book Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey tells us exactly why the pinky-in-the-air, fruity-drink cliché has never, ever been true. Forget umbrellas in cocktails: Kentucky journalist Fred Minnick shows us how the fairer sex established liquor techniques, culture, and tastes as we know it today.

Kentucky Derby Museum Names Minnick ‘Bourbon Authority’

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Bourbon writer Fred Minnick and the Kentucky Derby Museum partner up to bring new bourbon tasting experience to visitors. DrinkWire contributor names Whiskey Women Top Drinks Book of 2013

Huffington Post: Whiskey and Women Like Each Other

HuffPo cites Fred Minnick’s Whiskey Women in the puzzling ways whiskey marketers target women.

Bloomberg News: Rye Whiskey Is Booming

Reporter John Mariani interviews Fred Minnick about his theory on Rye whiskey’s growth of the past five years.

Commendation for Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year

Two of Fred Minnick’s wine photos were selected for “Commended” honors in international photography awards.

Four Roses’ Rose Julep Contest

Appearing on Louisville’s No. 1 morning show in his ascot, Fred Minnick knuckle bumps Terry Meiners and explains why ice cream should never be used in a mint help. Minnick served as a judge on the 2013 Rose Julep Contest.

High Accolades from Gourmand-Winning Wine Writer

Award-Winning Maltese wine writer Georges Meekers compares Fred Minnick’s food photography to Ernest Hemingway.

Dallas Morning News Op Ed, “A Soldier’s Fight,” Earns Award

Minnick’s Memorial Day essay on why soldiers should never give up was recognized in the prestigious ASJA Annual Writer Awards. This column received “Honorable Mention” in the most important awards contest for independent journalists.

Yoga Helps PTSD Sufferers 

Fred Minnick interviews with Athletic Business about how Yoga and fitness is beneficial to PTSD-suffering veterans.

New Maker’s Mark is Old Maker’s Mark

Historic bourbon brand chooses to reverse its proof. Louisville Fox News affiliate interviews whiskey writer Fred Minnick about the change. This interview was later nationally syndicated.

Maker’s Mark Reverses Proof Decision

Whiskey journalist Fred Minnick discusses with WHAS 11 how the Maker’s Mark fans reacted to the proof reversal.

Fox News Affiliate Interviews Fred Minnick

After Maker’s Mark lowered its alcohol percentage, fans were upset. Fred details the bourbon brand’s rationale for lowering the proof. His interview with WDRB Fox 41 was broadcast throughout the country on other Fox News affiliates.

WHAS 11 Interviews Fred Minnick

Fred explains why Maker’s Mark fans are so upset with the bourbon brand lowering its proof.

CNBC: Fire Up Your Writing Career

Fred Minnick, a mentor to new writers, promotes the 2013 ASJA Writer’s Conference.

Wall Street Journal: Best-Seller List May 6, 2012
Fred Minnick’s Camera Boy debuts on the list at No. 10 in nonfiction eBooks.

MintStyle with Rachel Weingarten: Guy Style Lessons
Fred is doing his best to bring the ascot back. He tells fashion consultant Rachel Weingarten why the 1800s neck tie is cool.

Minnick Named a Finalist for International Wine Writing Award

Fred Named Finalist for 2012 Pink Lady International Food Photographer of The Year

Louisville Business Journal: Four Roses Cocktail Contest
Fred judged the Rose Julep Contest. 10 Craft Liquor Distillers That Are Raising US Spirits
Reporter Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell interviews Fred about his favorite microdistilleries.

OSU Top alumni
Fred is a proud OSU alum and is recognized along with country music legend Garth Brooks and hall-of-fame NFL running back Barry Sanders.

Jim Beam TV: Knob Creek Single Barrel
When Knob Creek launched its new single barrel, Fred discussed how the new product will do in the U.S. Market. Blog: Camera Boy, WSJ Bestseller List
Three years after publication, Fred’s book makes a bestseller list.

Lary Bloom Blog: A Triumph of Persistence (And Twitter)
The story of how Fred Minnick turned his small press run book, Camera Boy, into a best seller.

Forbes: How to Tell a War Story
Fred talks PTSD recovery with a Forbes writer.

Harvard’s Nieman Reports: Journalists and Memoir
Fred’s Camera Boy among books mentioned in journalist memoirs.

Radio: War Journalism
NPR, Louisville Affiliate: Fred Minnick discusses covering war as an Army journalist.

Radio: Veterans and PTSD
NPR, Louisville Affiliate: Fred talks about the horrors of war and how returning soldiers can find the help they need.

Video: Minnick Discusses New Book, PTSD

The Daily Oklahoma: Former soldier nearly lost his life, battled PTSD
Former soldiers shares Iraq war, PTSD story

Tulsa World: Oklahoma Soldier Recalls Escaping Death

Minnick’s memoir recounts his time in Iraq.

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