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High-Tech Agitator Distillery Goes After Fast-Maturing Whiskey

Agitator Distillery lives in the shadows. No one knows about the distillery. They distill almost in secrecy. The name means troublemaker or rebel; an agitator makes his own way. Picture a Swedish distiller exploring boundaries, breaking new whiskey ground....

Cask Management for Distillers

When I was interviewed for a job heading up a new malt whiskey-focused farm distillery in rural Quebec, I was asked by the owners what I thought was the most important production factor for making the best whiskey possible....

The Barrel in the Basement

Blending spirits is an expertise that may seem like the perfect and intimidating combination of high art and skill that master blenders spend years honing, with results likely impossible to emulate as a newcomer. But it’s not a practice...

The Slow Distillation Movement

Being an aficionado of the Slow Food Movement since the beginning, I would like to add another antidote to the tyranny of the fast food industry and the frenzied pace of modern culture. Slow Distillation By using ancestral methods of distillation,...