From Nothing to Fort Nelson: Inside Michter’s Decades-Long Resurgence

A brand born from 'America's Oldest Distillery' is investing in its future

In the 266 years since Michter’s was founded in Pennsylvania, the brand (first known as Shenk’s and then Bomberger’s) has battled prohibition, closure and abandonment. But since its resurrection in the 1990s (and its relocation to Kentucky), the brand has hired the first woman Master Distiller in the Kentucky Distiller Association’s history, invested millions of dollars into some of the industry’s top talent and technology, and rescued …

Bombay Gin’s Laverstoke Mill Distillery

A historic paper mill gets one of the most advanced botanical gardens in the UK

On an average distillery visit, the most impressive fact tends to be that all the liquor pertaining to the brand (or many brands) has been created exactly where you are standing. While this is true of Bombay Gin‘s Laverstoke Mill Distillery, there’s far more at play. We toured the active production facility and visitor center and were taken aback—not only by the renovated paper mill …

Interview: Bruichladdich Master Distiller Jim McEwan

How life on the isle of Islay, Scotland inspired a famed master distiller to help resurrect the historic whisky distillery

Sharing a glass of Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006, master distiller Jim McEwan marvels over the oil content in the class. After decades at Bowmore and garnering countless awards, McEwan was tasked to reopen Bruichladdich in 2000 and restore some hope and much needed jobs in Islay, Scotland. At a recent tasting in Los Angeles, in anticipation of the release of their heavily peated Octomore 6.3 …