Q&A with Ludo Ducrocq, Ambassador for Grant’s Scotch

By Richard Thomas Among the various whiskey company brand ambassadors, few have quite the same presence as online Grant’s Ludo Ducrocq. His blog at Grant’s is among the busiest on the official, commercial side of the whiskey trade, and Ducrocq is especially well-known for sampling Grant’s old and discontinued expressions and reporting back on them. The Whiskey Reviewer was recently ...

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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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