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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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Close-Up on Buffalo Trace, Part I

New copper on the Buffalo Trace still

Part 1 of an Interview with Buffalo Trace’s Chris Fletcher, Lead Chemist, and Amy Preske, Public Relations Manager By Richard Thomas During a recent visit to the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, I had the opportunity to have lunch with the distillery’s Lead Chemist, Chris Fletcher, and their Public Relations Manager, Amy Preske, during which I interviewed them at ...

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The James E. Pepper Distillery and Lexington’s Lost Bourbon Industry

Old Pepper Distillery in Lexington, KY

An Abandoned Distillery Points to Lexington, Kentucky’s Bourbon Heritage By Richard Thomas While growing up in Lexington, I never had even the slightest notion that my hometown had once been a major center of Kentucky’s bourbon industry. In my young mind, Lexington was the center of our family business, the horse business, with bourbon being something they did out in ...

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