10 Years In…And a Lot More Left to Learn

Ann Marshall and Scott Blackwell founded High Wire Distilling in Charleston, South Carolina 10 years ago this week. They started out with no distilling experience, but have earned the respect of other distillers with their unique Jimmy Red Bourbon distilled from an endangered strain of corn. We’ll talk with them on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, two distilleries were sold to new owners this week, while planning permission has been granted for two more distilleries in Scotland. Former Diageo master blender Maureen Robinson has come out of retirement to lead the Kentucky Owl Bourbon brand, and Sweden’s Mackmyra Distillery marks a milestone.

Links: High Wire Distilling | Sagamore Spirit | Cardrona Distillery | Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame | Kentucky Owl | 2XO Whiskey | Redbreast | Mackmyra | Bardstown Bourbon Company | Bruichladdich

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High Wire Jimmy Red Bottled in Bond

This bottled-in-bond Bourbon made with heirloom Jimmy Red corn was produced to celebrate High Wire Distilling’s 10th anniversary in 2023. The nose has touches of… Read More

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