My rye whiskey primer in The Takeout

Hey, kids—you like the whiskey? Then I’ve got something for you. It’s my latest piece in The Takeout, specifically on rye whiskey. Read it here!  

Wigle Whiskey co-founders named James Beard Award semi-finalists

Wigle Whiskey co-founders and owners Meredith Meyer Grelli and Alexander Grelli have been named James Beard Award Semi-Finalists for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional. Wigle is one of five distilleries in the United States to be recognized by the James Beard Awards this year.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. expands across the U.S.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. announces a major expansion of the brand nationally, adding 10 new states to the distribution map for the company, growing the footprint for the company to 25 states and the District of Columbia. The craft distillery’s growth comes, in part, because of the decision by Total Wine to carry the entire line…

Craft spirits trends for 2018

I wrote this for the latest edition of the American Craft Spirits Association‘s e-newsletter. Thought I’d share it with you, as well.  It’s hard to believe that yet another year is behind us. If 2017 proved anything, it’s that these are indeed exciting times to be in the craft spirits business. And that’s going to…

Distillers toast George Washington Distillery’s 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since the George Washington Distillery at Mount Vernon reopened—and, arguably, since the rye-naissance started to accelerate. To mark the milestone, distillers from across the country gathered at the restored eighteenth-century production facility to craft a limited edition 10th anniversary rye whiskey.