On November 16 at 11:30 a.m., Whisky Advocate unveiled its 2017 Whisky of the Year, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. Just an hour before the public announcement, editor and publisher Marvin Shanken personally gave the good news to Heaven Hill master distiller Denny Potter and Heaven Hill president Max Shapira.
We examine the singular qualities that earned Virginia Distillery Co.’s Cider Cask Finished Whiskey a spot on our 2018 Top 20.
For Blake Borah, a love of whiskey started in Louisville, Kentucky and continues in New York City and beyond.
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