Jane Bowie’s career in whiskey started with a cover letter explicitly stating “I don’t want this job, but…”. Having written to Maker’s Mark at her mother’s behest regarding a job opening for an Event Planner, she went on to detail the role she would love to have at the company – a position which involvedContinue reading “Jane Bowie – Maker’s Mark”
As Autumn is upon us, I think it’s apropos to highlight a local cidery. Yankee Cider Company is located in East Haddam, CT and specializes in producing New England style hard ciders made from locally grown apples (they’re also CT’s first farm cidery tap room). You can get cider by the glass, bomber, or growler,Continue reading “Yankee Cider Co.”
Samara Davis is a pretty amazing woman on a mission. With a Master’s in Art Administration and a background in event planning, she discovered a love for whiskey in her 30s. While producing a bourbon event in San Francisco, she noticed the marketing and overall style of the event wasn’t inclusive or welcoming to PeopleContinue reading “Samara Davis, Founder of Black Bourbon Society”
Bishop’s Orchard is a fun place to visit when you’re in Connecticut. Located in Guilford, CT, they are a farm and orchard and offer pick-your-own, a market which has food and plants, animals, ice cream, and wine!! They make their own fruit wines and ciders, along with offering popular CT wine brands. The winery wasContinue reading “Bishop’s Orchard”
Welcome to Great Jones Distilling Co., the first (legal) whiskey distillery to open in Manhattan since the days of Prohibition. Located at 686 Broadway (in NoHo), Great Jones opened the doors to their 28,000sq ft, multi-floor, custom designed distillery at the end of August! Utilizing an historic building with its own interesting link to ProhibitionContinue reading “First Legal Whiskey Distillery in Manhattan Since Prohibition”
In 2018, at the age of 26, Kelsey McKechnie became one of the youngest women to ever achieve the rank of Apprentice Malt Master, studying the craft under David Stewart (one of the longest serving Malt Masters in the industry). She’d only been working for William Grant & Sons (parent company of Balvenie) for aContinue reading “Kelsey McKechnie – Apprentice Malt Master at Balvenie”
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