North America

We visited several distilleries in the USA and Canada to video their response to 5 questions, which resulted in very different responses.

American spirit: whiskies and their makers

America is a huge market for whisk(e)y and home to much diversity. Some whiskey brands are centuries old whilst others are brand new. This variation inspired us to travel throughout the USA in July 2015 to experience the differences, but also showcase what they all have in common – the spirit of the people making them.

Jimmy Russell of Wild Turkey Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, USA
Chip Tate of Tate & Co Distillery, Waco, Texas, USA
Dave Smith of St George Spirits Distillery, San Francisco, California, USA
Corky and Carson Taylor of Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Colin Spoelman of Kings County Distillery, New York, USA
Kevin (RIP) and Paul McLaughlin of Kelvin Cooperage, Lawrenceburg, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Melkon Khosrovian of Greenbar Craft Distillery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Jim Rutledge of Four Roses Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, USA
Harley Wheatley of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
Allison Parc of Brenne Whisky, New York, USA
Patrick Evans, Founder, Shelter Point Distillery, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Lisa and Robert Simpson, Proprietor/Director of Operations and Proprietor/Chief Taster (respectively), The Liberty Distillery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada