R.W. Peake Talks Scotch

By Richard Thomas From Hunter S. Thompson to Mark Twain, American writers have had a storied association with whiskey. This is so much the case that Ernest Hemingway once advised colleagues to “write drunk and edit sober,” and although most writers enjoy a more moderate intake than the rakish author of For Whom the Bell Tolls, the connection between writing ...

Read More »

Jennelle Gilreath Talks Whiskey

By Richard Thomas If films, songs, and books are anything to go by, the 1940s was very much a whiskey decade. Despite the damage wrought by Prohibition and the disruptions caused by the Second World War, whiskey was in the tumblers of everyone from Humphrey Bogart to Jack Kerouac. So, it should come as no surprise that whiskey has found ...

Read More »

Miss Whisky Talks Scotch

By Richard Thomas “Women in whiskey” refers to more than just the emergence of women as part of the whiskey-drinking market. The phrase also refers to the growing role women play in the whiskey business. Women are now whiskey-makers and entrepreneurs, such as Morrison Bowmore Master Blender Rachel Barrie and Brenne co-founder Allison Patel. In New York, whiskey sommelier Heather ...

Read More »