About Us

 

It’s about beer, bourbon and cigars.

It’s about watches and cool cars.

It’s about health and fitness.

It’s about what to eat, where to eat and what to do.

It’s about entrepreneurs and guys daring to make their mark.

It’s about the best and all in one cool place.

It’s about time.

It’s about guys.

 

It’s about us!

Little Book Whiskey

    "Little Book" is the affectionate name his grandad Booker gave to Freddie Noe, the great great grandson of Jim Beam. Freddie has embarked on his journey in the family business by putting together a yearly blend using his nickname on the label.With the...

Koshihikari Echigo

    Normally, when I eat sushi, I order Asahi, a light, dry, Japanese lager. But on a recent trip to Dragon King’s Daughter, one of my favorite Louisville eateries, I noticed Asahi had been dropped from the menu and replaced by a Japanese lager called...

3 great Custom Bourbon Cocktails

    ....Delicious Bourbon Cocktail Tweaks It hardly seems possible that anyone could really grow tired of bourbon. Hardly a week goes by without some new release or other catching one’s attention, just begging for a lingering sit-down over a neat pour or...

Copper & Kings New Luxury Gins

    Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announced its two latest, pure copper pot-distilled American luxury gins: The History Of Lovers - a rose bouquet forward pink gin, and The Ninth - a bold, juicy, blood orange gin finished in Destillaré Orange...

O.Z. Tyler Tasting With the Bourbon Brotherhood

    The distillery producing O.Z. Tyler products today has been in operation for some 130 years. In it's infancy, the distillery was known as Eagle Distillery built in the small town of Birk City, Kentucky. Birk City is on the Green River in western Daviess...

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Reserve with Habaneros

    Harviestoun Old Engine Oil is the blackest of black ales, as the name would attest. This brewery in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, has won numerous awards over the years for its beer, but I only recently stumbled across Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Reserve...

Flying Axes Louisville

    Flying Axes was opened in Louisville Kentucky at 146 North Clay St. in the summer of 2017. In its earliest iteration ax throwing originated in the logging camps of Canada’s northwest territories. It seems men will always find some way to compete with...

Gravely Brewing Power Chord IPA

    Ahhh, the West Coast IPA. With the rise of popularity for the Northeast IPA in Louisville, thanks mostly to the omnipresence of Mile Wide Beer Co.’s Tessie IPA, it seems our old friend the West Coast IPA has lost some traction. But I, for one, am still a...

Copper & Kings Cocktails for Winter

    Copper & Kings here in Louisville are big on cocktails. Especially their crafted Brandies which are the ultimate foundation for your favorite mixtures. Here's a selection for those coming days of cabin fever while trying to escape the cold. from the...

Peerless Names Caleb Kilburn Master Distiller

    Peerless Head Distiller Caleb Kilburn was raised in Salt Lick, Kentucky on his family’s dairy farm. These years taught him the meaning of hard work and endowed him with an impressive array of mechanical skills, which would prove invaluable later in life...

Staff & Contributors

Terry Steiden

Terry Steiden

Editor / Publisher

Terry Steiden owns Deadblue Media, a marketing, advertising and communications agency in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a graphic designer and a musician.  Terry writes for several political opinion sites and is the Media Liaison for the Convention of States in Kentucky.

In March 2018 Terry became the editor and publisher of MensBestGuide.com with plans in the near future to expand to Lexington and Cincinnati.

tsteiden@mensbestguide.com

502-657-9999

 

Dallas Steiden

Dallas Steiden

Writer

Dallas is working on his doctorate in psychology. He spent 6 years in the Navy working with NSA as an intelligence analyst and speaks Arabic and Sudanese.

Dallas grew up in Louisville and even after living in different places in the country found his way back to Louisville to raise his family and finish his education.

He loves bourbon, cigars and a good craft beer and is pretty darn good musician with his own studio. You might talk him into sharing on a good day.

 

Danny Browning

Danny Browning

Staff Writer

Born and raised in the glorious utopia that is Southern Indiana, Danny Browning tours the U.S. headlining corporate events and comedy clubs.

Danny has shared the stage with some of comedy’s biggest names, including Louis C.K., Jim Norton, and Carlos Mencia.  His debut comedy album, “Happy Go Lucky” is currently available on iTunes.

 

Chris Long

Chris Long

Staff Writer

Chris is a manager for Dillards with a long history of expertise in men’s style. He is an ambassador and consultant for Strong Suits, a brand particularly focused on men’s suits with an emphasis on fit and modern style that have been featured in Forbes, GQ and worn by many of today’s top names in fashion.

(We’ve also turned him into something of a bourbon aficionado)

Tom Person

Tom Person

Staff Writer

Tom is a 12+ year Louisville resident moving here from a stint in Seattle. A former software evangelist, he started his own business after obtaining his patents and now considers himself the smallest manufacter in the commonwealth producing cedar spills (thin engraved strips of wood used to light cigars and pipes) available on 5 continents, at tobacco shops and restaurants across the U.S.

A food fanatic, but not a true “foodie”, Tom enjoys eating just about anything and everything at least once and finds Louisville to be a great town for life long residents, transplants and visitors alike if you are willing to search out and try the best the Ville has to offer.

Kevin Gibson

Kevin Gibson

Staff Writer

Kevin Gibson is a Louisville-based writer and author who writes about everything from beer to food to entertainment to sports. In his 25-plus years as a professional writer, he has won numerous journalism awards, but doesn’t know where most of them are now.

He is author of Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft (2014) and 100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die (2016), among other books. Check him out at www.502Brews.com  and KevinGibsonWriter.com

Jonathan Kiviniemi

Jonathan Kiviniemi

Staff Writer

Jonathan is a Louisville area transplant with a passion for wine, spirits, and beer.  A Certified Sommelier, he’s been in the distribution business for over 4 years, and has become a bit of a booze geek, enamored with the art, history, and science of the intoxicating liquor we know and love.

Currently a Louisville area sales rep, he plans to continue his studies and expand his knowledge in preparation for the Advanced Sommlier exam, Certfied Specialist of Spirits, and Bourbon Steward program.

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

Andre' Wilson

Andre' Wilson

Staff Writer

André Wilson is President/CEO of Style Icon, LLC. Founded in 2008, the style, fashion and brand development company focuses on comprehensive and personalized services that teach men and women how to utilize style to achieve amazing results.

In addition to personalized consulting, Style Icon produces fashion shows, luxury celebrity suites, corporate seminars and fundraisers to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations.

As a well-respected stylist and consultant with over 20 years of extensive industry knowledge of trends and non-verbal communication, André Wilson and Style Icon have appeared on E! News, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, People Magazine, US Weekly, USA Today and worked with celebrities Valerie Bertinelli, Kate Gosselin,  and Sofia Vergara(Modern Family).

styleicongroup@gmail.com

Jesse Hafer

Jesse Hafer

Staff Writer

Jesse Hafer is an adventuring outdoors guru.  From backpacking, kayaking, fishing, to rock climbing, he and his four legged companion have pretty much dabbled in everything outdoors and across just about all the states.

After exploring all 48 continental U.S states with his dog, he plans to mark off Alaska and Hawaii in the near future.  To see his travels follow his Instagram @Jesseandthebear.