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Town Branch Talks Whiskey and Whiskey-Making

Mark Coffman with his vats(Credit: Joana Thomas)

Part II of our Interview with Town Branch Distillery of Lexington, Kentucky By Richard Thomas This continues our interview with Mark Coffman (Engineering Director) and Ken Lee (Master Brewer) of Town Branch Distillery, the first bourbon distillery to operate in Lexington, Kentucky in more than 50 years, and makers of Town Branch Bourbon, Pearse Lyons Reserve, and other whiskey products. ...

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Interview with Town Branch Distillery of Lexington, Kentucky (Part 1)

Coffman with his Forsyth's stills

Interview with Town Branch’s Ken Lee, Brewery Manager, and Mark Coffman, Director of Engineering By Richard Thomas When Alltech expanded it’s brewery by adding Town Branch Distillery, it became the first company to make bourbon in Lexington, Kentucky since the closure of the Old James E. Pepper Distillery in 1958. During a recent visit to this latest addition to the ...

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Upgrading to the Glencairn Glass

By Jake Emen Three years ago, I wanted to buy a new television – it was time for a major upgrade. I waited and waited, did an extensive amount of research and comparison, and eventually snagged a deal with a Black Friday sale. The day I brought it home and turned it on, I instantly realized I was a fool. ...

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White Whiskey: Unfinished Business?

By S.D. Peters A Moonshine Romance “Moonshine” – a word that’s worth a thousand pictures. Whether sepia-toned, awash in cinematic midnight or muddled with shadows, those pictures evoke a giddy infatuation for Appalachia’s hills & hollers or a longing nostalgia for Chicago’s speakeasies in the hearts and minds of those who have never tasted moonshine, never visited Hazard or Harlan ...

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Close-Up on Hungarian Workshop, Maker of Whiskey Barrel Furnishings

Hungarian Workshop Plate

Interview with Balazs Moldovan, Proprietor of Hungarian Workshop By Richard Thomas One of the most enduring and appealing scenes for whiskey drinkers is sitting out on the patio and enjoying the evening with a finger or two of whiskey. The image is practically synonymous with the very idea of “sipping whiskey.” Every whiskey lover has their own variation of that ...

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