David Stewart has worked at Balvenie Distillery for over half a century. During that time, he has witnessed—and led—many changes within the scotch industry, including the rise of single malt whisky as an alternative to blends, the use of finishing barrels to create unique flavors, and the increasing diversity of styles within Scotland’s distinct whisky regions. Here he discusses what that journey has been like, and shares his thoughts about the current and future state of innovation within scotch.
This sommelier-led virtual tasting features two unique American whiskeys from Jefferson’s Bourbon that showcase how this brand uses experimental aging techniques and sophisticated barrel-finishing tactics.
This virtual tasting features two examples of Maker’s Mark’s iconic house-style of red winter wheat whiskey: the long-standing flagship bourbon and its newest, and more limited, high-proof counterpart. With special guest, Bill Samuels Jr., founding family member of Maker’s Mark.