Wyoming Whiskey Head Distiller Sam Mead. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie. Sam Mead is a fifth-generation rancher, but never had any interest in distilling…until he came back home to work at Wyoming Whiskey, the distillery his parents founded in 2006. He started at the bottom milling grain, and eventually discovered the distilling bug within him. After a series of changes at the distillery, he wound up being the head distiller (and won’t allow people to call him a “master distiller”). We’re on the trail in Wyoming this week, and we’ll hear from Sam Mead on WhiskyCast In-Depth. We’ll also have coverage of this week’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival, including a rare interview with Parker Beam after he received the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award Wednesday.

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