Interviews

Q&A With Greg Lehman, Watershed Distillery

Greg Lehman of Watershed

By Richard Thomas If you pay attention to drinks articles dealing with the best craft bourbons or the best bourbons not made in Kentucky, then you have probably come across the name “Watershed Distillery,” since the Columbus, Ohio micro-distillery has appeared in most of them. We’ve taken a keen interest in Watershed and it’s “Buckeye” bourbon for a couple of ...

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James Holland Talks Scotch

Author James Holland

By Richard Thomas If you follow our “Talks Whiskey” series, then you know by now that writing and whisk(e)y have a clear intersection. The only real caveat is what side of the Pond the author is from, because that dictates whether he or she is a bourbon or a Scotch drinker. Devotees of Second World War history documentaries will doubtless ...

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Kelly Klein Talks Scotch

Kelly Klein

By Richard Thomas My pursuit of the “notable people who like whiskey” beat takes me to authors more often than not, and when it doesn’t I find the interest is usually a casual one. My introduction to British model Kelly Klein was a refreshing change of pace. When we first started e-mailing on the subject, she had just discovered Dalwhinnie ...

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Q&A With Raj Bhakta

Raj Bhakta

A Chat With The Founder of Vermont Bottler And Distiller WhistlePig By Kurt Maitland Recently I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Vermont and see WhistlePig’s recently opened distillery, cementing the first step in their transition from bottler to distiller. That visit led to a later discussion with WhistlePig founder Raj Bhatka. Between corresponding with Bhatka for this ...

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Q&A With Matt Hofmann, Westland Distillery

Matt Hoffman

A Chat About Malt Whiskey In The Pacific Northwest By Richard Thomas Although the Pacific Northwest has become a buzzing hive of micro-distilling activity, most of that activity has been in Oregon. Insfoar as whiskey-making in Washington State went, much of the past attention went to Dry Fly Distilling. Growing up hand in hand with that scene, Seattle’s Westland Distillery ...

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