Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fall 2018 Issue

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....

A Surge in Craft Bottled-in-Bond Whiskey

Bartenders and bargain hunters have rejoiced in recent years with the return to prominence for bottled-in-bond, or bonded, whiskeys. I’ve long said the best...

What’s in a Glass?

Sensory perception is such an intangible thing. There are so many variables at play in evaluating a spirit, from the emotional and environmental factors...

The Power of Branding: A Strategic Approach to Design

An Excerpt from the book Branding:Distilled by Cynthia Sterling of Sterling Creativeworks The craft spirits category is young, thriving and growing at a phenomenal pace....

Was the Emerald City a Mirage? How Portland, Oregon, has Gone from ...

In 2010, five distillers who’d set up shop near one another in southeast Portland got together to see if some cooperation could lift all...
Karen Hoskin of Montanya Distillers

Taking Sustainability Deep

In this day and age of jargon and dubious news, we hear terms such as green, sustainable, carbon footprint, renewable and eco-friendly daily. We rarely...

Life After Acquisition or Investment: The Decision & the Aftermath

Check the industry news headlines from the past few years and you’d be forgiven if you thought there was an ongoing game of distillery...

Japanese Whiskey and the Art of Blending

Talk to the typical person who’s a fanatic about Japanese whiskey and you’ll hear a level of reverence that few other spirits ever receive....

Whiskey and Cherry Blossoms

“Whiskey and Cherry Blossoms” sounds like an answer from the game show Jeopardy. Connecting the two requires other words that are just as curious:...

Native Nuts: Liqueurs and Bitters

As autumn arrives in America, one of the great seasonal pleasures is seeing a scattering of nuts across a path and looking up to...