Whiskey business in America

US flag and Tennessee whiskey barrels

Philadelphia-based Brian Freedman, photographed here by Shinsuke Matsukawa, shares his thoughts on the burgeoning American whiskey scene. Brian writes about food and drink for publications both local and international, including his own blog, On The Front Vines

Growing up in Pennsylvania in the 1980s, I was an insufferable beverage snob. It turns out to have been for the best as it’s how I pay my bills these days – but back then, I doubt anyone found it funny when, one Passover, I yelled across the room in which the ritual meal was being held that I really couldn’t drink...