There’s the new car smell, new shoe smell and the new distillery smell—a lovely aroma of fresh wood, copper and sweet alcohol dripping off the shimmering still. At Copper & Kings Distillery, near a slaughterhouse in the Butchertown District of Louisville, I picked up a … Continue reading8 Fun Facts About the New Copper & Kings Distillery
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.
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)
When I travel, I look for interesting faces. My favorite photos from Argentina, Iraq, Nicaragua and St. Lucia are faces that tell stories. I look for wrinkles, eyes and even teeth, or lack thereof, to stand out in a photo. I found this man struggling … Continue readingMan Lights a Cigarette and Smokes It