Interviews

Q&A With Brent Elliott Of Four Roses

Master Distiller Brent Elliott

A Chat With Lawrenceburg, Kentucky’s Newest Master Distiller By Richard Thomas The September 1st retirement of Jim Rutledge, Four Roses’ longtime Master Distiller and the architect of the distillery’s comeback from relative obscurity, drew plenty of press coverage, and rightfully so. It was the last day in a full, respected and accomplished career, but sometimes overlooked was that September 1st ...

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Close-Up On Rockypoint Stills

Christopher Kelley

An Interview With Western Kentucky Still-Maker Christopher Kelley By Richard Thomas The “bourbon shortage” gets all the headlines these days, but one of the genuine shortages in the whiskey-making business, or indeed in the larger distilling industry, is in equipment. Since The Whiskey Reviewer’s early days the number of micro-distilleries operating or under construction in the United States has quadrupled, ...

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George Motz Talks Bourbon

By Richard Thomas When I first saw George Motz appearing in one of his hamburger-loving documentaries, I thought to myself “that looks like a fellow who likes a belt of bourbon.” As it turns out, I guessed absolutely right! Motz not only likes a good bourbon or rye, but is even in the midst of making a film about moonshine ...

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Q&A With Ron Williams, Harlem Whiskey Festival

Harlem Whisky Festival

By Kurt Maitland After the fireworks of the 4th of July have faded this year, there will be something new to celebrate in New York, the first ever Harlem Whiskey Festival will taking place on the 7th and 8th of July. This event will feature many of the brands we’ve come to know and love such as The Balvenie, Four ...

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