WATCH: Ed Lee Graduated NYU Magna Cum Laude With A Degree In Literature
A warning to writer-types with alcoholism triggers: avoid this story. Because super successful, completely adorable, cookbook-published, JBA-nominated bourbon swill Edward Lee actually went to school for writing. This does not mean all the bourbon you drink will someday earn you a James Beard Award!
Smartypants alert: Lee graduated NYU magna cum laude with a degree in literature, and “did the publishing thing” for awhile before he finally moved to Kentucky, fell in love with bourbon, opened ass-kicking restaurants, and is now in the process of producing the very first chef-distiller collaborated effort to create bourbons specifically developed for pairing with foods.
You can learn more about his budding bourbon empire in the clip from his CBS This Morning’s The DISH segment, below.