Michael Lindenberger, editor and publisher

Michael Lindenberger, editor and publisher

Editor and publisher: Michael Lindenberger. Michael Lindenberger (@bourbonstory) founded Bourbon Story Magazine to tell stories about the business of bourbon, and its heritage, its hype and its hope, in a way that no one else is. He spent a year at Stanford University as a 2013 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, where he came to believe that the audience is a publication's most important product, He believes readers respond to stories because humans rely on story to understand their lives. This magazine is the culmination of those insights.

Michael is a Louisville native who has written extensively about bourbon, about Hunter S. Thompson, the Kentucky Derby, and, occasionally, basketball. He's also a Washington correspondent for the The Dallas Morning News and a long-time legal affairs contributor to TIME. Send ideas, complaints and encouragements to bourbonstory@gmail.com. 

Chicago Editor: Dr. Allen Helm. Allen Helm (@bourbonstoryal) is Chicago editor of Bourbon Story Magazine. Helm's passion for — and knowledge of — bourbon comes naturally, as he was born and raised in Louisville, in the heart of bourbon country. He studied biotechnology at the University of Louisville and got his doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work for Bourbon Story brings a rare mix of a scientist’s understanding of the processes behind whiskey and a fan’s long experience to help render those insights useful to readers. 

Chicago Editor Allen Helm

Chicago Editor Allen Helm

Hudson Lindenberger, Colorado Editor 

Hudson Lindenberger, Colorado Editor 

Colorado Editor: Hudson Lindenberger. Hudson (@hlindenberger) is Bourbon Story Magazine’s Colorado editor, and focuses especially on the vibrant innovation craft distillers are bringing to the Rocky Mountain region. More than 40 micro distilleries have opened in Colorado and more are on their way. He'll bring smarts and reporting from the wild west of the whiskey-making industry. 

Hudson is a native Kentuckian living in Boulder who has written extensively on beer, wine, and adventure. He spent 12 years in restaurant management and eight more as a sales rep and manager in the beer industry. He brings an insider’s connections and knowledge to Bourbon Story. Email him at hplindenberger@gmail.com.

Angela Shah, Texas Editor

Angela Shah, Texas Editor

Texas Editor: Angela Shah. Angela Shah has written about innovators across the globe, from Austin's “change-the-world” techies to young Afghan women defying cultural norms to rebuild their war-torn country. She’s a University of Texas graduate and a former Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. With a palette honed over a lifetime of traveling, and a business writer’s eye for innovation and the bottom line, Angela will be Bourbon Story’s presence in Texas, where distillers and drinkers alike are creating a burgeoning whiskey industry. Email her with suggestions at angela.shah@gmail.com.