As a professional Photographer with over thirty years experience Leon Howlett has created images for business, industry and editorial assignments. In addition he sells his images through his art gallery in Glendale, KY. In 2012 Leon Published "The Kentucky Bourbon Experience." This 9x12 hardbound book brings the bourbon industry to the printed page with wonderful photography from Leon Howlett. Howlett combines his passions of photography and Kentucky bourbon in this visual tour of eight of the Commonwealth's bourbon distilleries,including Barton Brands, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve. This book presents beautiful images of each distillery, from exterior views to milling to bottling, along with a brief history of the distillery and an overview of their product. These high-quality photographs include vivid scenes from the wonderful landscapes of the Kentucky bourbon region - a delightful book to enjoy while sipping your favorite bourbon.
"The book is a masterpiece. It will be cherished and shown to all who stop by my office."
-Bill Samuels Jr. President Makers Mark Distillery
"The Kentucky Bourbon Experience is authentically Kentucky. This photography collection really captures the spirit and culture of our state's life blood."
the book..."turns from being just another collection of photography to a lavish journey across Kentucky...one bourbon at a time."
-Brent Owen Kentucky Monthly Magazine
"I am impressed by your labor of love.
It is a fine thing such a book now exists."
-Hans Offringa Dutch author, publisher, and whisky-connoisseur.
The Whiskey Couple - Netherlands
Leon Howlett ...."adds drama with striking photos of the countryside surrounding the distilleries. This is a fine visual cocktail.
-The Sacramento Bee
We hope this web site serves you well in displaying some of the work Leon has produced for clients as well as self assignment.