Wine Enthusiast Podcast: The Craftsmanship of Whiskey Distilling

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In this episode, the last of a four-part series featuring interviews with tastemakers honored in our annual 40 Under 40 list, our focus is on the spirited side of the beverage world—specifically, whiskey.

Associate Managing Editor Layla Schlack explores what words like “craft,” “artisan,” and “small-batch” mean in the world of distilling, and how much drinkers care about them.

Joining Layla are Elizabeth McCall, Assistant Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, and Samara B. Davis, CEO and Founder of Black Bourbon Society, to talk about what goes into whiskey-distilling and what, if any, the practical differences are when it comes to batch sizes, ingredient sourcing and more.

Tim Wiggins, Co-Owner and Beverage Director of several St. Louis hotspots, also weighs in with what questions people have and what information they want when they’re looking to try a new whiskey. We get the full scoop on whether bigger is better, or craft is where it’s at.

Read more about all of our 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2020 here, or in the October 2020 issue. You can also learn about how women shaped whiskey history, check out 10 of the best American whiskeys for under $40 or consider these 8 easy steps to blend your own whiskey.

Published on October 14, 2020
Topics: Podcast