Brian Luftman HWC-2018-05-29
Listen to this episode here.
It's tempting to say simply, "Listen and be amazed." But since you might not, just because we say so, we'll give generous hints.
Hint 1: Brian Luftman, visionary. Founder and president of American Farm Investors and co-founder and active manager of Never Say Die Bourbon. Lexington native. Not a farmer, not a son of farmers, no 4-H, no FFA.
Hint 2: Farmer School. And by that we mean a degree in finance from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Hint 3: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle options pit, market-maker, his own proprietary trading company. 4 AM wake-ups to learn the business. "Derivatives for anyone in the country who wanted to hedge their cattle"—nope, we won't be explaining here. Just listen.
Hint 4: Visionary-ness. Return to Kentucky. Locating, managing and syndicating investments in grain-producing Kentucky farmland. Feeding top quality grain into the bourbon pipeline in the bourbon state.
Hint 5: Bourbon (again). A Bluegrass colt that had a hard beginning and then made it big, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, 33 - 1.
Hint 6: A legendary band from Liverpool. "Let me tell you this story about a horse, and how it started a legendary rock band."
Hint 7: Wilderness Trail Distillery. A bourbon for Britain.
That's a lot of hints! Seven lucky ones. Listen here, and enjoy this wonderful episode.