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Innovation, Creativity and Rare Ingredients

  One of the most engaging aspects of micro distilling is just how hands on it can be.  Not having the deadlines or accountants of a larger operation really allows for much more in the way of innovation and creativity and a chance to stretch one’s legs by sourcing local or rare ingredients.  One example …

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George Washington, Rye Whiskey, and Me

This week has been an exciting one for me as a distiller, with no shortage of learning experiences or “firsts”, but in particular it marked the production of our first batch of Rye Whiskey based on the same recipe that George Washington was using in his distillery at Mount Vernon.  I suppose a bit of …

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The Whiskey Gamble

Pushing the Boundaries of Whiskey Tradition with Passion Pushing boundaries and toying with tradition are both a big part of our distillation philosophy here at Spirits of French Lick, so recently we decided to push the boundaries of both with a “passion project” that we believe will turn into something extremely special.  Given the history …

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Mer-De-Noms

Distillers are consummate professionals when it comes to answering technical questions. We can ramble aimlessly for hours about all the variables involved in crafting a great product and very few of us will give the same answer.  even if we are making similar products.  Different strokes for different folks I suppose! (or it could be …

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Everything in its right place….

Good whiskey takes a lot of forethought, particularly if you’re not just out there to brand and sell while the going is good but instead are attempting to build on the legacy of a small but highly successful family winery with 20 years of history while at the same time building a Hoosier legacy.  We …

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