Places & Faces

United We Thrive

In 2007, fifteen curious classmates with one shared goal — to learn the art of commercial craft distilling — attended the first American Distilling Institute (ADI) Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop at Stillwater Spirits in Petaluma, California. Over the next few...

The Missouri Spirits Expedition

On May 24 th , 2019, exactly 215 years to the hour after Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery set out on their bold expedition of exploration, the Missouri Craft Distillers Guild launched the Missouri Spirits Expedition. The Missouri Spirits...

Interview: Spirit Hound Distillers, Craig Engelhorn & Wayne Anderson

A “little” brewery by the name of Oskar Blues brought Craig Engelhorn and Wayne Anderson together. Meeting and working there in the late 1990s/early 2000s, their distillery idea cooked for years before they opened Spirit Hound Distillers in Lyon,...

Manucci Spirits

Manucci Spirits wildcoyote.biz 3775 Adelaida Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 Tasting hours: 11am-5pm Friday-Sunday and by appointment 805.610.1311 info@wildcoyote.biz Tasting rooms and private casitas for overnight guests at Wild Coyote Estate Winery look straight out of New Mexico. Gianni Manucci and his wife Kati brought a...

Storming the Citadelle

Alexandre Gabriel of Maison Ferrand will be the Keynote Speaker of ADI’s 2022 Gin Summit. Alexandre Gabriel is the owner and master blender of Maison Ferrand, a Cognac house with distilling roots stretching back more than four centuries. If that leads...

Europe’s Biggest Cocktail Convention in NYC: Bar Convent Brooklyn in its Second Year

When you’ve been in the cocktail/spirits industry as long as I have, you’ve attended a few hundred industry events and conferences around the globe, packed with bartenders and owners, restaurant and F&B managers, press, distillers, importers and distributors. I’ve...