Greg Davis, Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark, talks about how is continuing the tradition that has been set and more about day to day operations.
Read Show Notes Below
– Today. we go on-site to Loretto to Maker’s Mark Distillery
– Breaking News: Users claim there is a bad batch of 2015 Elmer T. Lee. Barrels 256, 264, 266 and 267 are the “defective” barrels but Buffalo Trace has already responded.
– Tell us about your story
– What was your background before coming to Maker’s Mark?
– What are some of the key things you remember from your mentorship?
– Can you talk about your wheated mash bill and how it came to be?
– Talk about the difference between Makers and Makers 46
– Why go with French Oak?
– Are there other kinds of experimentation going on?
– Talk about the motivation behind the Cask Strength offering
– Talk about what you are doing different with your barrels compared to others
– How do you pick the barrels that are going into the batch?
– Do you sample every barrel?
– How many rick houses do you have and do you take barrels from different places?
– Are you able to go to different warehouses and taste the difference?
– How do you detect “must”?
– Can you explain what still you have and why you prefer it?
– What is the average bottle count that comes out of Makers?
Kenny Coleman and Ryan Cecil host the Bourbon Pursuit podcast from Louisville, KY. Together, they share a passion for the stories that made an industry flourish with a focus on history, personality, and of course, great bourbon. Their guests include master distillers, bloggers, historians, local events and more.