Places & Faces

Interview Michael Martensen

Growing up in Wyoming with a stint in Oregon, Dallas-based Michael Martensen (@imbibemartensen on Twitter) moved to Argentina not long after high school. At 19, he wasn’t feeling inspired by much and was unsure of what direction to head,...
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Vancouver Bars

With dramatic mountains, shimmering waters and towering high-rises, Vancouver is the city jewel of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: one of Canada’s overall great destinations. It’s a brutally expensive city in which to live due to an intense...

Waterpocket Distilling

How many categories of liquor are in your home bar? If you’re like most drinkers, you’ve got the basics covered: rum, whiskey, vodka, gin, tequila, brandy. The standard six. But, then again, you’re reading a magazine called Distiller. So...

Spotlight on Cedar Ridge Distillery

In 2020 Cedar Ridge became the number one selling bourbon in the state of Iowa. This unprecedented accomplishment has set a high bar for a craft distiller to meet, and has established a new standard in the industry. Kudos...

Azeo Distillery

Azeo Distillery https://www.azeodistillery.com 3230 Riverside Ave. Suite 190 Paso Robles, CA 93446 Tasting hours: by appointment 805.835.3740 At In Vino Veritas, a local custom crush facility owned by winemaker Ryan Horn, David Vondrasek handled beer, wine and cidermaking for about 30 customers when he and...

The Flavors of Likarish

The Ironroot Republic craft distilling success formula: Mix equal parts risk-taking, geography, industrial manufacturing expertise, strong family bonds, a wise and sympathetic banker, hard work, strong appetite for ADI workshops, a French connection, YouTube influencers, and a corn silo...
Karen Hoskin of Montanya Distillers

Stills with Personality: A look at the Spirits Producers Who Give Their Stills Names

At Montanya Distillers in Crested Butte, CO, Karen Hoskin has assigned names to her trio of rum-producing copper pot stills: Bella, Bellisima and Bellatrix. Each has its own personality, she insists. Bellatrix, for example, has a “spike-heeled attitude” and...

Dr. Anne Brock on the Challenges and Triumphs of the Past Two Years

The American Distilling Institute is thrilled that Dr. Anne Brock, master distiller of Bombay Sapphire and the former Grand Rectifier of the Gin Guild, will be the keynote speaker at ADI2022 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Before taking the helm at...

Jay Erisman

Launched in 2014, New Riff Distilling (https://newriffdistilling.com) has been a standout craft distillery for the Cincinnati area, just a couple blocks off the Ohio River on the Kentucky side. Their rye and gin were the most memorable and balanced...

Matt Tocco

A hip bowling alley, restaurant, bar, lounge, coffee shop and general all-day hangout on the Cumberland River, Pinewood Social was an early adopter in Nashville’s cocktail renaissance. Though cities like New York and San Francisco were well over a...