Ralph Erenzo

Terroir in Whisky: Terrific Concept or Terrible Myth? (Episode 791: November 3, 2019)

Want to start an argument among whisky lovers? Just ask whether there’s “terroir” in whisky. Terroir is the French term...

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Jeff Arnett: 10 Years as Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s (Episode 718: August 5, 2018)

Jeff Arnett became the Master Distiller for Jack Daniel’s in 2008, joining a small club of distillers that began with...

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Making the Numbers Add Up for Craft Distillers

December 19, 2017 – The stories of friends deciding to open their own distilleries are almost legendary. For John Cooper...

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New Tricks for an Old Elk (Episode 672: December 17, 2017)

Greg Metze spent years making whisky near the banks of the Ohio River, but he never really got the recognition...

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Empire State Distillers Create New Empire Rye Category

October 22, 2017 – New York’s nickname is the Empire State, and of course, that is where New York City’s...

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What You Need to Know About the Tuthilltown Spirits Sale

April 23, 2017 – “Brian and I had always had it in our minds that we weren’t going to die...

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Whisky: It Starts with the Grain (Episode 638: April 23, 2017)

The end of April has grain farmers in North America and Europe poised to get into the fields and start...

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William Grant & Sons Acquires Tuthilltown Spirits

April 18, 2017 – Seven years after buying the Hudson Whiskey brand from Tuthilltown Spirits founders Ralph Erenzo and Brian...

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Interview: “American Spirit” Author James Rodewald

October 12, 2014 – Veteran journalist and former Gourmet Magazine drinks editor James Rodewald spent more than a year visiting distillers...

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Episode 420: April 14, 2013

When Magnus Eunson set up his illegal still on Orkney in 1798, the gaugers in the village of Kirkwall were...

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