Q&A with Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s (Tennessee, United States)

Jeff Arnett - Jack Daniel's Master Distiller

Bottles of Jack Daniel’s feature heavily among the whiskies I have reached for most and polished off with ease, my most memorable “bottle kills”. The “Jack Daniel’s” logo has the ability to make me salivate and crave a big ole rack of ribs in an instant, and whenever the pressure is on to quickly choose a whisk(e)y (because the other half is waiting to watch a movie), my default option is usually to grab a bottle of JD and then snuggle up on the couch with a glass and our chihuahua. Apparently Frank Sinatra called Jack Daniel’s “the nectar of the gods”, and I tend to agree.
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Q&A with Paul John single malt (Goa, India)

Paul John single malt whisky caught my attention when I first tasted its core range, the Brilliance, Classic, Edited, Bold and Peated. Then, my attention with this brand of Indian single malt was maintained as it released a new expression, which I have also had the pleasure of tasting, the Paul John OlorosoContinue reading “Q&A with Paul John single malt (Goa, India)”

Q&A with Manly Spirits Co, producers of Australian gin and “North Fort” Australian whisky

David Whittaker, Manly Spirits Co Founder and Director

The Manly Spirits Co is one of Australia’s newest distilleries, having been established in April 2017.   

The Manly Spirits Co is located in Sydney, Australia. The distillery produces gin and botanical vodka, and it has plans to release “North Fort” Australian whisky in 2018.

In this post, David Whittaker, Co-Founder and Director at Manly Spirits Co, answers my questions about the distillery and its products.   Continue reading “Q&A with Manly Spirits Co, producers of Australian gin and “North Fort” Australian whisky”

Q&A with Westland Distillery (Seattle, USA)


Westland Distillery in Seattle produce single malt whiskey with a “grain-forward house style”. The distillery has three whiskies in its core range: American Oak, Peated Malt and Sherry Wood. 

In this Q&A Matt Hofmann, the Master Distiller at Westland Distillery, answers my questions about Westland’s “grain forward” American whiskey. Matt kindly provided these answers in August 2016.  Continue reading “Q&A with Westland Distillery (Seattle, USA)”