Interviews

Camille Crimson Talks Scotch

Q&A with Scotch-Loving Erotic Model Camille Crimson By Richard Thomas As you may have heard, fine old Scotch isn’t just for the boys anymore. The Whiskey Reviewer was fortunate enough to recently speak with Montreal’s “geeky redhead,” erotic model and web¬†entrepreneur Camille Crimson, who in addition to making videos and loving her guitar, motorcycles, and zombie movies, is also partial ...

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Q&A with Willie Cochrane, Isle of Jura’s Master Distiller

By Richard Thomas I was recently able to catch up with Willie Cochrane, the Master Distiller at Isle of Jura, for a brief Q&A session. The Jura distillery opened in 1810, eventually falling into obscurity and disrepair until a pair of local estate owners, Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith, bought it in 1960s. In modern times, the distillery produces a ...

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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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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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