Today The Daily Beast includes an article by Eric Felten with the straightforward title, "Your 'Craft' Rye Whiskey is Probably from a Factory Distillery in Indiana." As you might imagine, it's about MGPI and the efforts, by companies like Templeton, to obscure the origins of their product. It's an interesting read, which is enhanced by commentary from Chuck Cowdery, Clay Risen, and SKU, who is justly described as "the most obsessive tracker of MGP whiskies" (although I might substitute the word "dogged" for "obsessive," as it has less of a Fatal Attraction vibe) and an advocate for more accurate TTB label enforcement.
So, a tip of the hat to all of our members involved, and a thank-you to SKU for all the work he's done cataloging MGPI-sourced whiskies (among many other contributions to our community). It's great to see people's whiskey proficiency acknowledged in the wider press.
Here's a link: