Featured

Touring George Dickel

By Richard Thomas In my experience, scenic watercourses surrounded with leafy green trees are part of the setting at many a distillery tour, but the bucolic splendor of George Dickel’s Cascade Hollow is in a class of its own. Whether you approach the distillery from the north or south, the route winds its way down a little country road alongside ...

Read More »

Q&A with Alexa Varga

The WR talks with the G Whisky No. 1 Model By Richard Thomas Some drinkers found the G Spirits line of “model-finished” liquor enticing, while others had exactly the opposite reaction, but one thing is for sure: a product like G Whisky No. 1 attracts attention as much for its frontwoman as for the cask-strength single malt that goes into ...

Read More »

Surviving Remnants of Lexington’s Bourbon Industry

Old Pepper Distillery in Lexington, KY

By Richard Thomas When Lyons Spirits built a distillery and started making Town Branch Bourbon and Pearse Lyons Reserve, they reintroduced bourbon-making to Lexington, Kentucky after an absence of more than five decades. Until that time, the most visible sign that Lexington was a whiskey-making town had been the old James E. Pepper plant on Manchester Street, Lexington’s last working ...

Read More »