Okay, this is old news. But in my defense–Covid. And during this Covid crap, I missed this press release. That said, I think it still warrants some coverage from me… even though it happened March 2, especially since I am tasting Green Hat Rye against … Continue readingMGP Acquires Prominent Craft Whiskey, Gin
Redemption Whiskey announced its new limited edition line, The Ancients. The first releases are an 18-Year-Old Rye and 36-Year-Old Bourbon. The 18 year rye is 54.95% ABV with 600 bottles in distribution at $400 SRP. Only 18 bottles of the 36-year-old bourbon are available, the … Continue readingNew Whiskey and It’s Expensive
When Greg Metze resigned from MGP Ingredients in June 2016, the long-time distiller told me he planned to enter the lucrative spirits consulting business. And why not? Metze created the majority of the rye on the shelves. (His former Lawrenceburg, Ind., distillery sold his whiskey … Continue readingFormer MGP master distiller releases Old Elk
When I became the Kentucky Derby Museum’s bourbon ambassador, I had two goals. 1) Educate new consumers about bourbon. 2) Introduce enthusiasts to industry legends. Last year, I was able to reintroduce Ed Foote, former master distiller at the Old Fitzgerald Distillery (Stitzel-Weller). Modern whiskey … Continue readingWho Wants to Meet the MGP Master Distiller?
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)