Samara Davis, Founder of Black Bourbon Society

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

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”

First Legal Whiskey Distillery in Manhattan Since Prohibition

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”

Kelsey McKechnie – Apprentice Malt Master at Balvenie

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”

Glenfiddich Powers Lorries with Green Biogas

Ever at the forefront of sustainability practices, Glenfiddich is looking beyond just their distillery and is now outfitting their delivery fleet of lorries to run on green biogas – fuel created from distillery waste. This technology was created by parent company William Grant and Sons, and Glenfiddich is the first to use it for vehicularContinue reading “Glenfiddich Powers Lorries with Green Biogas”

Priam Vineyard

Located in Colchester, CT, Priam Vineyard is a beautiful spot well worth visiting! Established in 1998, Priam is the first vineyard in New England to go fully solar powered in 2010. They have 40 acres of sustainably cultivated farmland and grow 10 different grape varieties. On offer are 16 wines (all certified vegan – alsoContinue reading “Priam Vineyard”

Kirsteen Campbell: The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker

If there’s someone to inspire women in the world of whisky, it’s Kirsteen Campbell. She’s the first woman to hold the title of Master Whisky Maker for Scotch Single Malt giant The Macallan, a brand that was created back in 1824. With a background in food science, she didn’t realize a career could be madeContinue reading “Kirsteen Campbell: The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker”

Thar She Blows! A Whiskey Like No Other

Another fun whiskey coming out of Ireland, folks! Blacks Brewery & Distillery (Ireland’s first co-located brewery and distillery) has released an 18yr old single malt whiskey finished in Irish rum casks, supposedly the first of its kind. Yes, you read that right. Blacks is the first distillery to create a fully Irish crafted spiced rum,Continue reading “Thar She Blows! A Whiskey Like No Other”

Gouveia Vineyards

Gouveia Vineyards, located in Wallingford, CT, is a perfect place to visit on a lovely day for some outdoor wine tasting. They have a sprawling terrace that wraps around the main building, overlooking the pond on one side and the vines and tree covered hills on the other.  Wine is available by the glass andContinue reading “Gouveia Vineyards”

Ardbeg Day

This Saturday, 5th June 2021 is Ardbeg Day. There is still time to join The Committee and take part in this annual celebration. For those who don’t know, Ardbeg Day is the last Saturday of Fèis Ìle – The Islay Festival of Malt and Music – and celebrates all things Ardbeg. While this year willContinue reading “Ardbeg Day”