Dave Pickerell left Maker’s Mark as Master Distiller four years ago, and since then, he’s been one of the leaders of the craft distilling movement. He’s worked as a consultant for dozens of distilleries, and has just taken on the role of Master Distiller at the Hillrock Estate Distillery in New York. In this week’s episode, Dave tells us why he’s having more fun than ever, and just what new distillers need to have to make it in the whisky business.

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