And while on the subject of American whiskey – do you know your bourbon from your Tennessee whiskey? Do you understand how bourbon’s made and what sour mash is?
If not, then join me from next Friday for a journey through the American south. I travelled through Tennessee and up to Kentucky before ending up in Canada speaking to all the whiskey makers in North America about their wonderful drink. And I filmed them answering questions about their whiskey.
The W Club will be running a nine part series of short interviews featuring the legends of American whiskey. Star names such as Jack Daniels’ master distiller Jeff Arnett, Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell and Jim Beam’s Fred Noe will week by week speak about one aspect of American whiskey, covering topics as diverse as charcoal mellowing and virgin oak barrel maturation.
The series starts on Friday July 20 and will run for the rest of the summer, ending with Canadian whiskey genus john Hall at Kittling Ridge just in time for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
Don’t miss it!