Book Signings in Louisville

Visit us in Louisville at Booth #522 Receive 20% off all titles Speaker Schedule < Tues. March 31 > David T. Smith, author of The Craft of Gin and a new release: Forgotten Spirits & Long Lost Liqueurs 11 am to noon Cynthia Sterling, author of Branding:Distilled, another new release from White Mule Press 1-2 […]

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What is a Master Distiller?

[This is an excerpt from the story by Nancy Fraley in our winter issue of Distiller magazine.] The debate will be ongoing, and likely, controversial, regarding the role of master distiller. While the craft distilling community grows and its consumers multiply, Fraley poses the question, what is a master distiller, with her characteristic thoughtfulness. Instead […]

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Musings on Whiskey from Warren Bobrow

Warren Bobrow announces his new book Whiskey Cocktails and tells how he came to write it. Known as The Cocktail Whisperer, Warren’s vast knowledge of cocktails has spawned a previous book, Apothecary Cocktails, and over 300 articles on food, wine, and cocktail mixology. As our guest blogger, we get a peek inside Warren’s musings about […]

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Malting A-Z

Hillrock Estate Distillery (Ancram, NY) floor malting. Woe to the maltster, brewer, or distiller who simply treats malt as a commodity ingredient. Dave Thomas, in his new book, The Craft Maltsters’ Handbook, boldly asserts that malt is the “backbone, workhorse, magic, soul and romance of beer, distilled spirits, and foods.” As a base ingredient, malt, […]

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New Book: The Distiller’s Guide to Rum

The Distiller’s Guide to Rum is a well-rounded opus owing to the collective expertise of its authors— Eric Watson, Michael Delevante and Ian Smiley. For rum aficionados this book navigates the history of rum and its new-found popularity among craft distillers.

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Craft Cocktail Bars in Seattle

In the gray cool of the Seattle climate, the city’s cocktail bars are perpetual beacons of warmth, offering well-crafted drinks and convivial company. Seattle cocktail bars have been on the national, even international cocktail conscious.

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So you want to Make Gin?

Excerpt from the American Distilling Institute’s Summer issue of Distiller magazine by David T. Smith Capturing the Juniper Spirit and Selecting Botanicals There are two main factors to consider when it comes to making gin: One, The Base Spirit; and two, the Botanicals. The Base Spirit There are two main choices here: one is to buy […]

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