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Land of the Rising Suntory

Land of the Rising Suntory

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Japan with my two brothers. We stuck to a fairly conventional route during our two week sojourn: Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka. But there was one detour we couldn’t miss: the Yamazaki Distillery. It was just a 20 minute train ride from Kyoto station, conveniently en…read more →

12 California Distilleries to Watch

12 California Distilleries to Watch

If you’re a fan of craft spirits, it’s been hard to miss the industry’s explosive growth in recent years. Much like the craft brewing scene two decades ago, small-batch distilleries have been popping up all over the country in unprecedented numbers. Driven by increasingly accessible education and resources, as well…read more →

A Trip to Maker’s Mark

A Trip to Maker’s Mark

The Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky is one of the most picturesque distilleries in the country. It feels uniquely American, almost like you just stepped inside a Norman Rockwell painting, except with more of a bourbon-y vibe. The distillery property is 750 acres and the distillery itself is over…read more →

Treaty Oak Launches Three New Spirits

Treaty Oak Launches Three New Spirits

Texas-based Treaty Oak Distilling — makers of Treaty Oak Rum and Waterloo Gin — has released three new spirits. So that’s exciting. The new products are: Treaty Oak Barrel Reserve, Waterloo Antique Gin and Red-Handed Bourbon. Unlike the distillery’s flagship spirits, these new entrants are all aged in barrels before…read more →

Tasting Woodford Reserve’s New Malt Whiskeys

Tasting Woodford Reserve’s New Malt Whiskeys

The folks at Woodford Reserve have never been content to rest on their laurels. Since 1995, they have released their whiskey experiments to the world as part of the Master’s Collection. And on a recent trip to the Woodford Reserve Distillery, we were introduced to the eighth addition to the…read more →

Kentucky Bourbon Festival: Day Two

Kentucky Bourbon Festival: Day Two

Day two at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival started with a trip to the Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, KY.  Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Kevin Smith, our tour guide for the day, took us around the distillery grounds while articulating the history behind the brand. We witnessed the intricacies of making…read more →