Interviews

Q&A With Rachel Barrie, BenRiach Group Master Blender

By Richard Thomas BenRiach has become one of the great success stories of modern Scotch whisky. Built in the late 1890s, BenRiach has a history like that of many distilleries in Scotland, having changed hands multiple times and consequently serving the interests of many masters, ultimately leading to obscurity. By the beginning of the 21st Century, BenRiach was barely operating ...

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Q&A With Amanda Schuster, Whiskey Writer

Amanda Schuster

By Kurt Maitland Amanda Schuster is the Senior Editor in Chief of The Alcohol Professor, author of the book New York Cocktails, a freelance writer and booze-industry social media manager, and has a wealth of knowledge in the spirits field. She is a certified sommelier and former retail spirits and wine buyer for Astor Wine & Spirits, all of which makes ...

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Scott Southworth Talks Bourbon

Scott Southworth

By Richard Thomas If you find yourself attending one of the growing series of evening entertainment events taking place at Kentucky’s Bourbon distilleries, you might look up at the musicians on stage and wonder if they too are Bourbon drinkers. It’s a fair question, and one I put to Scott Southworth. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest and now based in ...

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Q&A With Kevin Ashworth, 610 Magnolia

Kevin Ashworth

Executive Chef At One Of Louisville’s Poshest Restaurants Talks Cooking And Bourbon By Richard Thomas Attendant with Kentucky’s Bourbon Boom is the proliferation of whiskey events and festivals, and the latest comer is Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond. Taking place in the Derby City next weekend, Bourbon & Beyond stands out from other events in the state in that whereas the ...

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