Whiskey Neat Ep 75 The Black Bourbon Society, with Samara Rivers and Armond Davis

This week I sit down with Armond Davis and Samara B Rivers, Co-Hosts of Bonded in Bourbon and Samara is the founder of the Black Bourbon Society.

We discuss the lack of healthy attention from the liquor industry for decades towards People of Color and how it was time for a much needed change.

The Black Bourbon Society brings together African American Bourbon enthusiasts from across the United States. Through their platforms and events; they encourage members to enjoy good bourbon, network with like-minded bourbon lovers, and learn more about America’s Native Spirit. Everyone is welcome – from bourbon beginners to bourbon connoisseurs.


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