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Author Mathew Lively Talks Bourbon

Mathew Lively

By Richard Thomas In his recent book Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, Dr. Mathew Lively was able to bring his profession and his lifelong personal interests together under the same cover. A Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at West Virginia University, Lively is also a lifelong student of the Civil War and ...

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Q&A with John Glaser of Compass Box

An Interview with Compass Box Founder John Glaser By Richard Thomas Among the many small companies that have sprung up as part of the worldwide whiskey boom, few have carved out the reputation of John Glaser’s Compass Box, while Glaser himself is arguably the leading figure in modern artisanal Scotch blending and vatting. The Whiskey Reviewer was lucky enough to ...

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Q&A with Finger Lakes Distillery

An Interview with Brian McKenzie, Co-Founder of Finger Lakes Distillery By Richard Thomas New York State has become one of the busiest parts of the Union in the micro-distillery boom, and among the busiest and best-known of New York’s small whiskey-makers is Finger Lakes Distillery. Outside of New York State, you might be hard-pressed to find one of the variety ...

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Shamron Moore Talks Scotch

By Richard Thomas As the meme goes, whiskey isn’t just for boys anymore. In my mind, the thing that makes “whiskey for girls” more than just a fad is not necessarily the emergence of high profile whiskey aficiondo women, but the spread of casual women whiskey fans. Never forget that the bulk of whiskey drinkers like rather than love the ...

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Q&A with Penderyn’s Stephen Davies

Close-Up on Distilling in Wales By Richard Thomas When Penderyn opened their doors in 2000, they became the first distillery to operate in Wales since the 19th Century. Since then, the micro-distillery has collected garlands aplenty, and demand is so high that Penderyn intends to triple their production. The busy little distillery in Rhondda Cynon Taf has become a place ...

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