This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Denny Potter, General Manager & Master Distiller at Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. Among the American national spirit's more revered brands, Maker's Mark Straight Bourbon Whisky—yes, no "e"—enjoys a large and dedicated following. Listen and learn as Denny shares memories of a life in whiskey (and rum!), tells the remarkable origin story of Maker's signature bottle and label design, and discusses the challenges of maintaining the delicate balance of honoring tradition and driving innovation in whiskey making. Plus Chef Louise Leonard pairs Maker's Mark with a simple dessert of various cheeses, including Gruyère, Camembert, and Roquefort, and perfectly ripe pears with homemade pecan sage brittle.
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