For Whisky Advocate, I wrote an in-depth feature about the famous–some would say infamous–distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. You can read an online exclusive here. You’ll need to back order the print version. My camera and I captured the distillery in its entirety. I’ve not made … Continue readingInside the MGPI Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Indiana (Photo Essay)
In covering the recent Angel’s Distillery opening for Whisky Advocate (read the story here), I got an inside look at the future distillery. Boy, was I surprised. This old building was home to some spray can-wielding homeless types.
There’s something historic going on downtown Louisville. Shimmering Vendome-made post stills are being set up at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Louisville’s first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the city’s first Main Street distiller in a long, long time. I wrote a silly … Continue readingThe Evan Williams Bourbon Experience: An Inside Look (Photo Essay)
During a 2011 Winebow-sponsered press trip, I found the soft light hitting Ventisquero’s leaves with genuine kindness. The Maipo Valley, Chile, vineyard’s fall colors and the few grapes left behind from harvest smiled with their tannins. In my short time here, I tried to capture … Continue readingWine: Ventisquero vineyard in Chile (Photo Essay)
As bourbon continues to climb onto liquor shelves and spirits companies struggle with meeting demand, we should never forget several Kentucky distilleries are collecting dust, cobwebs and being scrapped out in the junk-part market. When I was granted access to the Old Taylor Distillery, my … Continue readingOld Taylor Distillery: Bourbon’s Reminder of Great to Nothing (Photo Essay)
A few months ago, I was told Wild Turkey would be releasing a Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon. On Thursday, Chuck Cowdery reported the bottles should hit stores soon. He’s right. I found a bottle in Louisville. Interestingly, the bottle is labeled Small Batch Single … Continue readingNew Bourbon: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel