Coming of Age

On a back shelf in my office, tucked behind some books, sits a very lonely bottle.  It has been empty for quite some time, but I haven’t been able to convince myself…

Farm to Tipple

One of the perks of my job is that it provides me the opportunity for occasional travel.  And with that travel comes the chance to sample local delights.  Yesterday, my travels brought me to Honolulu,…

What’s Cooking?

  The craft spirits movement is alive and thriving, with new products rolling out every day.  This is exciting for distillers, as it allows the opportunity for experimentation with new…

Rum (pt.2)

In part one of this post, I described the lengthy litigation between the Cuban government (along with its joint venture partner, Pernod Ricard) and Bacardi regarding ownership of the trademark…

Rum (pt. 1)

In a few days, I will have the privilege of being part of a delegation from the Seattle Chamber of Commerce in a visit to Havana.  Although the trip is…