MGP's Gordon Working tends the fire in one of the stills at George Washington's Distillery in October, 2017. Photo ©2017, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.When someone wants to start a new whisky brand, but doesn’t own a distillery, chances are they’ll turn to Gordon Working and his team at the MGP Ingredients Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Over the years and several owners, the distillery has gone from being one of the backbones of the Seagram’s empire to one of the leaders in “contract distilling” for clients. We’ll talk with Gordon Working on this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, American whiskies led the overall spirits sector to another year of growth in 2017, while another major Scotch Whisky distiller is planning an expansion to meet growing global demand.


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