And that's how you win "Distillery of the Year" awards!
For those who are new here and don't already know this, Malt Advocate Magazine this year named Sazerac's Buffalo Trace distillery (of which Ken is brand manager) Distillery of the Year. That's not just among bourbonmakers; that's all whisk(e)y distilleries. There are a LOT more distilleries in Scotland than in Ireland, Canada, Japan, and the United States combined, and I believe this was the first time an American distillery was given this honor (although I believe they may have deserved it at least once before during the single-barrel era).
Innovation and experimentation are not unique to Buffalo Trace, but they certainly set a great example for the industry.
Psst-- Hey Ken, NOW can I get a taste of any of those secret formulas? :-)