Watch Clay Risen and Fawn Weaver discuss the story of Nearest Green, the black man who taught Jack Daniels to distill whiskey. This presentation, Whiskey and Credit, is from the 2018 Winter Symposium.
When most people sit down to enjoy a pour of whiskey, they aren’t thinking about where the grain that it is made with comes from, nor do they think much about how it’s produced agriculturally. Learn how High Wire Distilling does things differently in today’s Gravy podcast.
“Anytime you look into my work and you see a simple A-frame house with a porch on it, that’s my grandmother’s house. “
My grandfather had a rich and violent past, and with his brothers formed the Bondurant Brothers, the infamous crew of moonshiners in Franklin County, Virginia, the “Moonshine Capital of the World.”
In fifty years, Southern drinking will be very different from drinking in the rest of the United States, predicts David Wondrich.
The truth never gets in the way of a good whiskey story.
“We are spreading the gospel of whiskey,” Weaver says with a wry smile. “[It] brings out the best and worst in people.”
In the new episode of Gravy, we partner with the ladies behind the podcast Criminal to tell the story of how Pappy Van Winkle bourbon became so desirable—and what it’s driven some people to do.
The mood-altering substance Popcorn Sutton peddled was not so much ethanol as an ersatz nostalgia.