It was announced yesterday that David Pickerell, V.P. and Master Distiller at Maker's Mark has left the company after 14 years. He is being replaced by one Kevin Smith who has been with Maker's Mark since 1998.
I cannot wait to see where he will turn up. I met him briefly last year in Kentucky and was very imperessed with how easily he read where my interests lay and how quick he was share some of his vast knowledge of the industry with me. With the huge boom in American Whiskey over the last few years, it is a sure bet that he will be up to something cool.