The label for 291 Colorado Bourbon. Photo ©2016, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.After years of working with supermodels and high-strung art directors in New York City, Michael Myers lives a much simpler – and more rewarding life in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Myers gave up his career as one of New York’s top photographers to move to Colorado, and next month will be the fifth anniversary of his first still run at Distillery 291. We’ll talk with Myers about his career and life changes, and how he maintains a connection to his past career in his new one. In the news, there are plenty of new whiskies to talk about this week, and plans for Edinburgh’s first malt whisky distillery in nearly a century are a step closer to reality now that local leaders have signed off on the project.

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